“Manufacturing the green economy”

Posted on 24 Jul 2009 by The Manufacturer

EEF and British Gas Business have lined up a series of briefings across the country to help manufacturers cut costs through environmental strategies.

The conferences, dubbed “Manufacturing the green economy”, will each consist of a half day briefing and a networking lunch. Advice will be given on strategic tools to reduce costs through minimising the environmental impact of manufacturing operations and supply chain.

The agenda will include the reduction of raw material use; saving energy; reducing waste; developing and implementing an environmental strategy using an Environmental Management System; and lean manufacturing.

Gareth Stace, head of climate and environment policy at EEF, said: “In these tough economic times you have to be competitive to survive. EEF will provide real case studies from manufacturers in their own area where the advice we are giving has made a real difference to the business, substantially cutting their costs.”

The conferences are to be held throughout October in Bristol, Sheffield, Leamington Spa, London and Chorley. For info or to book a place, see eef.org.uk/greeneconomyevents.