Sustainability Association

Empowering organisations with new knowledge, tools and expert support to build a community that can catalyse immediate change in sustainable manufacturing.

Launching in 2021, the Sustainability Association will be a community of local and global manufacturers, leading researchers and other expert stakeholders that regularly meet to provide the inspiration, insights and practical support needed to bring accelerated change now and disruptive change in the near future. Established by the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), the Sustainability Association shares the latest cutting-edge insights on sustainability in manufacturing.

WHY JOIN?

Become part of a community of expertise that can help you:

Quickly and effectively, deliver impactful sustainability projects:

  • Discover practical tools and solutions that already exist and are proven to make significant advances to how sustainability is tackled in manufacturing.
  • Learn from experts that have made changes in their organisations, what they did, how they did it and dive into why it was a success. 
  • Work with leaders from other sectors, Cambridge specialists and ground breaking researchers to develop new ways of overcoming challenges.

Gain knowledge from the forefront of sustainable manufacturing:

  • Have a clear view of the trends and trajectories of sustainability, and be fully informed of viable options when it comes to investing in projects.
  • Stay abreast of emerging tools and approaches drawn from world-leading researchers and a network of innovative start-ups. 
  • Listen to relevant experts from both industry and academia.
  • Engage in University of Cambridge research programmes.

Develop effective sustainability teams and smarter solutions:

  • Access training and support for employees that have a sustainability remit.
  • Learn how to use existing and emerging practical tools to assist in sustainability implementation. 
  • Develop employees’ understanding of critical drivers of sustainable change across areas including resource efficiency, sustainable value and circularity. 
  • Build a network of like-minded peers that are on similar journeys.

WHY JOIN?

Become part of a community of expertise that can help you:

Quickly and effectively, deliver impactful sustainability projects:

  • Discover practical tools and solutions that already exist and are proven to make significant advances to how sustainability is tackled in manufacturing.
  • Learn from experts that have made changes in their organisations, what they did, how they did it and dive into why it was a success. 
  • Work with leaders from other sectors, Cambridge specialists and ground breaking researchers to develop new ways of overcoming challenges.

Gain knowledge from the forefront of sustainable manufacturing:

  • Have a clear view of the trends and trajectories of sustainability, and be fully informed of viable options when it comes to investing in projects.
  • Stay abreast of emerging tools and approaches drawn from world-leading researchers and a network of innovative start-ups. 
  • Listen to relevant experts from both industry and academia.
  • Engage in University of Cambridge research programmes.

Develop effective sustainability teams and smarter solutions:

  • Access training and support for employees that have a sustainability remit.
  • Learn how to use existing and emerging practical tools to assist in sustainability implementation. 
  • Develop employees’ understanding of critical drivers of sustainable change across areas including resource efficiency, sustainable value and circularity. 
  • Build a network of like-minded peers that are on similar journeys.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUSTAINABILITY ASSOCIATION

Organisations join on an annual basis and every Sustainability Association member has access to activities designed to support, inspire and develop skills across key areas including:

Sustainable manufacturing leadership

Collaborate with other leaders in workshops, solving challenges set by members and with the developed solutions available to all members. These activities will also include opportunities to network and share experiences.

Future view of sustainability

Access curated presentations on future trends as well as new and emerging tools and technologies from manufacturing sustainability PhD research and breakthrough start-ups.

Skills programme for employees involved in delivering sustainability

Join training workshops that equip employees with skills and knowledge in key areas, including identifying opportunities for sustainability improvement, securing investment and building support for sustainability projects.

MEMBERSHIP OF THE SUSTAINABILITY ASSOCIATION

Organisations join on an annual basis and every Sustainability Association member has access to activities designed to support, inspire and develop skills across key areas including:

Sustainable manufacturing leadership

Collaborate with other leaders in workshops, solving challenges set by members and with the developed solutions available to all members. These activities will also include opportunities to network and share experiences.

Future view of sustainability

Access curated presentations on future trends as well as new and emerging tools and technologies from manufacturing sustainability PhD research and breakthrough start-ups.

Skills programme for employees involved in delivering sustainability

Join training workshops that equip employees with skills and knowledge in key areas, including identifying opportunities for sustainability improvement, securing investment and building support for sustainability projects.

THE IMPACT

Association activities will provide new tools, knowledge and skills which can be deployed into member businesses immediately, with clear improvements in sustainability performance from the start. Individual companies have identified benefits such as opportunities to reduce energy by 20%, to reduce waste by 20-40%, and to add new value worth hundreds of millions of pounds.

BECOME A MEMBER

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Sustainability Association, contact us for more information.