Sustainability in Manufacturing: Paving the Way for a Greener Future
One-fifth of the world's carbon emissions and more than 50 percent of global energy consumption are today attributed to the manufacturing and production sector. Adopting eco-friendly practices is the only way to reduce energy consumption, minimize waste, and lower greenhouse gas emissions. According to a study by the World Economic Forum, sustainable manufacturing practices, such as implementing green packaging, could result in a 90 percent decrease in water use and a 40 percent decrease in energy consumption.
However, manufacturers are facing a few challenges in the shift towards sustainability and green manufacturing. Initial investments can be high, with the adoption of eco-friendly practices requiring substantial capital. More than 60 percent of manufacturers cite cost as a barrier. Furthermore, revamping existing processes and integrating green technologies poses logistical and operational challenges. Through this webinar, we will try to understand how these challenges can be addressed.
How will you benefit?
• Align organizational strategies with sustainable practices
• Optimize resource use and reduce operational expenses
• Reduce environmental impact
• Explore technologies that enable sustainable manufacturing
• Build sustainable supply chains
Sumit Bidani, CEO at Knauf India.
Sumit Bidani, a seasoned professional with a robust background, currently serves as the CEO of Knauf India Pvt. Ltd. With a BTech degree from IIT Madras and a PGDBM in Marketing and Finance from XLRI Jamshedpur, Bidani commenced his career at Colgate Palmolive. Over the course of 28 years, he has garnered extensive experience in leadership roles with renowned organizations such as Colgate Palmolive, General Mills, Mother Dairy, Shell, and Fletcher Building. Sumit Bidani's wealth of experience, combined with his academic prowess, positions him as a driving force in the success of Knauf in India.
Satish Shukla, Co-Founder of Addverb
Satish Shukla is the co-founder of Addverb, a growing enterprise offering cutting-edge Robotic products to enhance efficiencies & productivity in warehouses & factories. Having worked in the domain of HR & Supply Chain prior to Addverb, helped him conceptualized finer aspects of Human-Robot collaboration to deliver unique automation solutions at Addverb. With a vision of touching lives by pioneering human-robot collaboration, Satish Co-Founded Addverb and established a strong HR and Marketing Team. With his extensive experience in Order Picking Technologies, Industrial IoT Solutions, Robotic Solutions and Industry 4.0 technologies, he contributed to the product and business development in warehouse automation at Addverb.
Avantika Shastri, Manager, Center for Sustainability - Innovation Center, Eaton India.
At Eaton, Avantika leads the center for sustainability and is responsible for supporting the organization reach its 2030 product sustainability goals through eco-design of new products and ensuring regulatory compliance. She has also served as a board member of the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI) from 2018 to 2022. Avantika holds a bachelor’s degree from ICT Mumbai and a PhD in chemical engineering from Purdue University. Avantika has worked in the field of Sustainability for over 15 years, developing her expertise in life cycle assessment and its practical applications for industry.