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Environmentally Sustainable Operations

Helping companies optimize operations for improved environmental sustainability
Increased environmental regulation and customer demand for environmentally sustainable buildings and supporting infrastructure, products, and services, are requiring organizations to reimagine their operations and supply chains. Environmental sustainability is moving from aspiration to expectation for all stakeholders, from investors to clients, customers, and employees. In turn, approaching operations with a sustainability lens can be a source of competitive advantage.
We help organizations deliver Change that Matters by optimizing resources, implementing governance programs, building supply chain transparency, and adding innovative delivery solutions and after-sales services. Our technology underpins transformations when appropriate, with digital and analytics solutions providing insights that drive recommendations. Our capability building solution ensures that the transformations stick by equipping teams at all levels of the organizations with the skills and knowledge required to implement the changes and identify further opportunities for improvement.

Featured Capabilities

Resource Cleansheet: Our tool maps a product or service’s cost and CO2 footprint along its entire value stream and life cycle. Using advanced analytics, proprietary solutions, and benchmarks enables a decision-making process that can guide CO2-abatement strategies.

Electric vehicle benchmarking: We benchmark cost, consumer, and technical insights to guide the design and manufacturing of electric vehicles and their parts to generate bottom-line impact. With a virtual reality interface that delivers an advanced digital-twin experience, our solution provides key technical and granular cost insights into electric vehicles.

Featured Insights

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Lighthouses unlock sustainability through 4IR technologies

– At manufacturing lighthouses, the Fourth Industrial Revolution makes sustainability easier. Environmental sustainability and operational competitiveness reinforce one another, thanks to digital.
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Industrial-resource productivity and the road to sustainability

– As industrial companies—especially in process industries—strive for a zero-carbon future, a time-tested approach shows... renewed value in helping reduce carbon by up to one-third in three to five years.
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Meeting the sustainable infrastructure challenge

– Welcome to the September 2021 issue of Voices on Infrastructure, a collection of insights on how infrastructure can help... address the climate-change challenge.
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Buying into a more sustainable value chain

– Two-thirds of the average company’s environment, social, and governance footprint lies with suppliers. Procurement leaders... who take bold action can make a decisive difference in sustainability.
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Call for action: Seizing the decarbonization opportunity in construction

– As decarbonization initiatives gain momentum, construction players can benefit from this growing trend—but only if they... view ESG as a strategic opportunity and collaborate with other stakeholders in the ecosystem.
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Making supply-chain decarbonization happen

– Active supply-chain decarbonization is becoming a license to operate for businesses, but companies aiming to be role models in... the fight against climate change must overcome roadblocks along the way.
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Net zero or bust: Beating the abatement cost curve for growth

– Companies can both decarbonize and boost long-term growth. But it means pushing beyond abatement curves’ focus on cost and... instead empowering people—while making a few big, strategic bets.
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Investing in infrastructure for a ‘green recovery’

– Asset managers must understand the impact of climate change on their portfolios. Doing so can result in a more sustainable built... environment that supports decarbonization technologies.
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What infrastructure stimulus investments could be the most important for governments to pursue now and why?

– Industry leaders weigh in on what infrastructure stimulus investments governments may want to prioritize in the near term as they... consider economic recovery.
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Infrastructure options for the future of cities

– Leaders must tackle increasingly complex economic, social, and environmental challenges to ensure cities stay competitive. Harnessing... new technologies can help.
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A low-carbon recovery is vital—and achievable

– The post-pandemic recovery could be decisive in the fight against climate change. Our analysis illustrates how policy makers can... bring economic, environmental, and social priorities together.
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To take off, flying vehicles first need places to land

– The buzz about vehicles flying above hides the infrastructure challenge below.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

COVID-19 and climate change expose dangers of unstable supply chains

– With the world undergoing its second “once in a generation” disruption in 12 years, a reappraisal of supply chains is in order.
Article - McKinsey Global Institute

Could climate become the weak link in your supply chain?

– Greater frequency and severity of climate hazards can create more disruptions in global supply chains—interrupting production,... raising costs and prices, and hurting corporate revenues.

Learn more about how we can optimize your operations for environmental sustainability