Sustainable Manufacturing: Challenges, Approaches and a Roadmap

Teuvo Uusitalo, Padmakshi Rana, Maria Holgado Granados, Marco Macchi

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    Manufacturing is an important pillar of the society providing goods and services of primary importance for supporting the quality of human life. One of the most pressing challenges facing Europe and the world is the need for a transition to resource-efficient economy. Sustainability, in a manufacturing context, means enabling a diverse pool of industrial participants to pursue economic growth without undermining social and environmental issues of workforce management, building community relations, use of natural resources, carbon dioxide emissions, waste management and product and services responsibility. This chapter discusses on the relevance of sustainability from manufacturing perspective, sustainable manufacturing definition, strategies, impacts and approaches and describes a roadmap for sustainable manufacturing.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Advanced Manufacturing
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-27797-4, 978-3-319-27799-8
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesSpringer Series in Advanced Manufacturing


    • sustainability
    • manufacturing


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