There are many steps your manufacturing business can take to become more sustainable while at the same time reducing costs and increasing profits. Begin by adopting a green supply chain strategy that also fits your core business strategy. Review the supplies you’re currently using and, where possible, switch to those that are more environmentally friendly. Also, streamline your manufacturing processes, cutting out unnecessary steps that produce waste. You can also reduce your energy consumption by installing solar panels, using renewable energy sources such as biodiesel, and purchasing more energy-efficient machinery.
Read an interesting profile on one successful green business, the Sierra Nevada Brewery.