Sustainable manufacturing improves business

Sustainable manufacturing on the rise

People are becoming more aware of how their actions are impacting the world around us; therefore, it comes as no surprise that the demand for sustainable products and services has risen and keeps on doing so. Consumers are wanting to know who the brand is behind the product, their values and their behaviour, meaning businesses need to be entirely transparent if they want to generate sales. The need for sustainable products not only covers those made out of materials that don’t harm the environment, but also ones that are durable and won’t cost the consumer a lot to use.

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Average manufactoring emissions

By analysing trends and data through Zellar Panorama, a

UK manufacturer on average emits 52.7 tonnes of CO2

through their electricity and gas consumption per year.

17 football pitches

would be needed to absorb this amount each year, based on the average annual Woodland Carbon Code sequestration rate (across 100 years). (1)

What is a sustainable manufacturer?

Producing quality work that has been built with the environment, communities and economy in mind makes for a sustainable manufacturer. One way green manufacturers are doing this is by making the switch from traditional fossil fuels for power to renewable energy sources such as solar power, wind and hydro energy for cleaner and cheaper energy usage.

Why is sustainability so important to manufacturing?

Manufacturing operations rely heavily on the use of energy making their carbon footprint a significant impact on the environment.

There are many ways this can be avoided and in order to survive these sustainable practices need to be implemented as they will help to improve efficiency, increase profits and help to minimise staff turnover.


How Zellar helps manufactoring

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Customised roadmaps:

There is a programme unique to manufactoring, providing benchmarks, insights, behaviours, investments, and local offsets.

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All in one place:

Manufacturers owners can access all the key components that make up their sustainability programme in one place.

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One annual payment:

We’re making sustainability accessible and affordable for all manufacturers with pricing starting at £125 per annum.

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How does it work:

A simple sign-up process, leads manufacturers into their custom sustainability programme that can be followed at their own pace.

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Share the story:

Every step of your journey to Net Zero is made available for sharing via your Zellar profile and across your social media platforms of choice.

Find a manufacturer

33% of manufacturing businesses

said the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted the sustainability goals of their manufacturing business as priorities have shifted. (2)