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Sustainable Manufacturing

Manufacturing companies should adopt their business strategies, products and services that meet the needs of the company and its stakeholders, while sustaining the human and natural resources that will be needed in the future.

Manufacturing activities positively contribute between 20-25% of Europe’s GDP, and 70% of jobs in Europe directly or indirectly. However, manufacturing also contributes to around 30% of total global energy consumption and 38% of direct and indirect CO2 emission generation as well.

We at RISE help manufacturing companies to efficiently manufacture their products while conserving energy and natural resources, using clean technologies, having safe and healthful environment for employees, and minimize its environmental impacts such as CO2 pollution, energy consumption and waste generation. In our sustainability work in manufacturing, we not only consider environmentally friendly approaches, but also consider social and economic dimensions.

With several years of research and close collaboration with industry we have co-developed methods and tools for different sustainability areas in manufacturing

  • Material efficiency and waste management
  • Manufacturing technologies and equipment including additive manufacturing
  • Production system development
  • Energy efficiency
  • Circular economy and closing the loop
  • Eco-design and circular product development
  • Packaging and transportation optimization

Our expertise in sustainable manufacturing is diverse and cross-functional between different areas with close collaboration with industry and academia, both nationally and internationally. We help manufacturing industry to identify challenges, improvement potential and  sustainability opportunities to pave the path toward sustainable development.

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+46 10 228 47 39

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+46 10 228 46 75

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