Discover how high-tech manufacturers can sharpen their sustainability strategy to go beyond e-waste recycling and achieve regulatory compliance, zero-waste operations and efficient product recovery.
With the rapid growth of the e-waste stream and electronics replacements, high-tech manufacturers are urged to transform their operations for better waste management and more sustainable products and supply chains.
Some countries, like France, have introduced the repairability index, which requires stores to display products’ repair scores and information. This index signals an intensified commitment to sustainable practices by encouraging consumers to choose more repairable products.
To respond effectively to the repairability index and other sustainability initiatives worldwide, manufacturers need to rethink their strategy and be guided by data to make the right decisions every time. Only then can they better manage the complexity and business risks from sustainability-focused regulations and consumer demand.
To begin reducing the e-waste stream and delivering sustainable electronics, manufacturers can rely on an integrated platform to create and explore a detailed virtual twin of their physical world.
Such a platform enables manufacturers to make optimized decisions to go beyond e-waste recycling and advance the following goals for greener outcomes:
The 3DEXPERIENCE® platform is the model-based and data-driven collaboration platform that supports high-tech manufacturers to deliver sustainable value beyond improving e-waste management.
On this platform, manufacturers can create an accurate virtual twin of their operations and conduct multiscale and multiphysics simulations to assess their decisions’ environmental impact. This allows manufacturers to identify risks earlier, ensure a higher manufacturing yield, minimize greenhouse gas emissions and leverage data for increased repair, recycling and reuse rates.
The intelligent platform also incorporates a compliance management capability, enabling manufacturers to access product information that includes components’ breakdown and the chemical substance formulation of each material of construction. Manufacturers can compare the data to industry regulations and be alerted if a material or component is not compliant with regulations in a certain part of the world.
Supported by the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its suite of powerful capabilities, manufacturers can contribute toward a more sustainable high-tech industry — not only through e-waste recycling but also durable and repairable devices, waste-free operations and carbon footprint reduction.
Our Ebook demonstrates how high-tech manufacturers can rely on a model-based and data-driven platform to align decisions with sustainability goals.