Manufacturers face heightened pressure to embrace sustainability, with a focus on managing sustainability and achieving net zero targets.
In this audio interview, Ben Goodare, Head of Sustainability at Renishaw, spoke with Green Economy Wales about the company's origins and current undertakings and how the business has sustainability at its core.
Delving into the company's history, Ben highlighted the foundation and evolution of Renishaw. From its inception, the company has been dedicated to creating precision technologies that enhance the manufacturing process while minimising environmental impact.
In addition, Ben elaborated on Renishaw's new site in Miskin. This cutting-edge facility aims to increase manufacturing capacity, a step that aligns with the broader goal of meeting net-zero emission targets. This expansion is not merely about growing the business, but it is also a strategic move towards a greener and more sustainable future.
The benefits of meeting these emission targets are manifold, as Ben explained. Beyond the evident environmental advantages, striving towards sustainability can also offer economic gains. It can lead to increased operational efficiency, improved reputation, and customer trust.
In conclusion, Ben expressed his firm belief that adopting sustainable practices is simply becoming the way of doing business. As consumers, stakeholders, and regulators increasingly demand greener operations, sustainability is not just a choice, but an imperative for companies to thrive in the modern business landscape.
Renishaw is a global, high precision metrology and healthcare technology group.
They design, develop and deliver solutions and systems that provide unparalleled precision, control and reliability.
They are also a world leader in the field of additive manufacturing (also referred to as metal 3D printing), where they design and produce industrial machines which ‘print’ parts from metal powder. From transport to agriculture and electronics to healthcare, their breakthrough technology transforms product performance.
They have 77 offices in 36 countries, with over 5,000 employees worldwide. Over 3,000 people are employed within the UK where they carry out the majority of their research, development and manufacturing.