The benefits of going to Green manufacturing
Going green has become the newest item in the mission statement of several manufacturing companies. The controversy surrounding global warming and manufacturing companies tends to often dominate conversations between environmentalists and manufacturing companies. In order to reduce waste, several manufacturing companies have begun going green. This leaves the question, "What are the benefits of going green in your manufacturing company?"
Manufacturing equipment is made to be fast, reliable, and energy efficient. One example of going green is the energy-efficient light bulb. These bulbs use almost half the energy as a standard light bulb and yet they still produce a good amount of light. Manufacturing companies are using this example and re-designing their machines. Going green can benefit your manufacturing company in many ways. Not only will it benefit the environment, but it will impact your consumer, the shareholders, and the company perception in the market.
The second benefit to going green is the money it will save. Manufacturers can look for machinery that is earth friendly. Wind and solar energy can save your company thousands of dollars and it is a very simple way to go green. The reality is that if you can save money on energy, your product costs can go down and your customers will not need to pay as much. In addition you can always maintain the same costs and turn a great profit on your products, helping out your shareholders.
The third benefit to gong green is the help it will provide to the community at large. Renewable energy sources are considered to be one of the fastest-growing job markets. New manufacturing plants that are opening with renewable energy sources are offering many more jobs to their communities, giving them a larger respect in their market.Studies show that manufacturing companies that have gone green are expected to employ almost 70 percent of the new jobs in the future; the runner-up is jobs in information technology.
It is important to understand that even though going green has its benefits, it will be a large investment. There are also safety concerns that come with going green, especially if you are re-designing a facility that is currently in use. You may need to shut down parts of the facility while you install new equipment and transform your power source to renewable energy.
Although the costs can be high initially, the benefits will far outweigh them. Both the manufacturing company and the environment will benefit greatly from going green.
It has been shown that employees that work for companies that have gone green highly value the company and they often have a higher performance level than other company's employees.
Going green can also produces a better air quality for the employees and the community.
Better air quality may be one of the biggest benefits of going green. With the public awareness surrounding going green, it is also important to go green to keep your manufacturing company competitive. Some customers have begun making purchasing decisions based on products that are manufactured at facilities that have gone green and they boycott the other companies that do not have green manufacturing plants.
The current damage to the earth has many concerned about global warming and the air quality. Going green is not only important for your employees and your community, but can be better for the bottom line.