Sustainability has become a driver of economic growth as global demands for diminishing resources increase, renewable and alternative energy technology needs expand, and as environmental concerns heighten.
Whether in response to rising energy and resource costs or as part of a corporate growth strategy, sustainability helps manufacturers gain a competitive edge and maintain profitability and job growth while increasing energy efficiency and reducing environmental impacts. Download a PDF of the One Pager
MEP is partnering on federal initiatives to help companies: 1) gain a competitive edge by reducing environmental costs and impact and 2) enter new markets by developing environmentally focused materials, products, and processes.
E3 (Economy, Energy, and Environment) is a coordinated federal and local technical assistance initiative that is helping manufacturers across the nation adapt and thrive in a new business era focused on sustainability. As a result, E3 is boosting local economies and benefiting the communities with creation of "green jobs" and reduced environmental impacts.
E3 collaborating agencies and programs: Department of Commerce, Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Labor, Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture. To learn more visit http://www.epa.gov/e3.
E3's Green Suppliers Network
MEP and EPA established the Green Suppliers Network (GSN) in 2003. Now integrated into the E3 framework, OEMs wishing to target their supply chains turn to E3's Green Suppliers Network. For each supplier facility, the Green Suppliers Network team conducts a customized technical assessment of production processes to help manufacturers reduce waste and operate more efficiently. The GSN effort is championed by 20 OEMs, and it has conducted over 180 sustainability assessments to date.
Research and Reports
MEP publishes and compiles a variety of informative materials covering a broad array of sustainability topics important to the manufacturing industry such as: green technologies, green and lean concepts, and overall environmental performance. Visit the Sustainability Reports page