What is Sustainable Production?

The United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) define sustainable production as the practice of doing more and better with less. It also means thinking about resources management and the whole lifecycle of the product, from more environmentally friendly raw materials to eco-design to its recyclability. This is a huge opportunity to re-invent manufacturing for a sustainable economy.

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Why Sustainable Products Start With More Sustainable Production
To meet the demand for low carbon and circular products, companies must ensure that their manufacturing processes produce less waste, lower emissions and leave a smaller carbon footprint.

What Does It Mean for Your Business?

To that end, sustainable production is about reducing the negative externalities of the production process in terms of energy consumption and waste materials. Therefore, rapidly adapting manufacturing and distribution for greener and more reusable products made of sustainable materials is critical. All this allows companies to stay ahead of changing regulations, cater to the increasingly sustainability-focused desires of modern consumers, and move towards realizing their zero carbon goals.

The Challenges of Sustainable Production

While creating eco-design products and adopting more sustainable production processes can yield many benefits, achieving this transition can be a challenge. Sustainable product development processes can be held up by organizational siloes, research and development bottlenecks, or issues along operations and the supply chain.

Industry Focus: Improving the Consumer Packaged Goods & Retail Industry

Solutions for Making Effective Sustainable Products

By making production processes agile, flexible, and transparent, organizations can more effectively design and launch eco-design products, improve operational efficiencies and gain greater visibility over the sustainability of their value chains.

  • Better materials: Improved research and development practices can lead to the utilization of more sustainable polymers and other greener materials in products.
  • Supply chain transparency: Knowing their supply chain in depth means businesses can take timely and effective actions on managing product flow and integrate circular economy practices.
  • Waste reduction: Improved design and lean manufacturing processes allow businesses to avoid waste, both in terms of energy and materials, as well in potential defective runs.

The Benefits of Dassault Systèmes’ Technologies

Dassault Systèmes is helping companies hit these sustainable production targets. Our cloud-based 3DEXPERIENCE® platform provides a range of solutions that can help organizations improve their processes, and create eco-design products throughout sustainable operations.

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Reduce energy consumption

Increase energy efficiency through cutting-edge data analysis together with process and logistics optimization technology.

Reduce waste > Dassault Systèmes

Reduce waste

Improve adaptability to introduce new equipment, optimize manufacturing times, analyze the consumption of less material, and improve supply chain systems.

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Proactively adapt to changing regulations

Make sure your business’s resources and reputation are in line with the latest green guidelines through traceability throughout the entire value chain.

Real-World Results, As Told by Our Customers

See how Dassault Systèmes solutions are helping our customers reach their sustainable production goals.

Italian fashion accessories supplier AMF needed a technology platform to deliver transparency across the product lifecycle and streamline the creative process to make its own processes more efficient and environmentally friendly. The 3DEXPERIENCE platform on cloud and its Perfect Consumer Product solution help AMF to improve internal collaboration and work more effectively with its high-fashion clients to bring new ideas to life.
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Leading container manufacturer Amcor Rigid Packaging is continually looking for ways to reduce the amount of material used in beverage containers while keeping them strong and cost-effective to produce.

Making a Positive Impact on Society

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FAQ About Sustainable Production