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BEIS & CAFA Net Zero in Manufacturing

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

Net Zero in Manufacturing

The manufacturing industry as a whole is worth a staggering £191 billion and the UK is currently the ninth largest manufacturing nation in the world, with a total value of product sales at £358.7 billion in 2020 (source ONS)

Impact on the Environment

It’s no secret the manufacturing industry has had a detrimental effect on the environment.

The latest data shows the UK manufacturing industry produced 81.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and is a major cause of air pollution which harms both human health and the environment by contributing to the greenhouse effect.

Plus, the industry negatively impacts the environment through toxic waste disposal and water contamination.

CAFA BEIS Net Zero in Manufacturing Event

Last week HMG Department of Business Energy joined CAFA in a conversation as part of SME Hub sector guidance week.

CEO’s Jack Semple EAMA and James Selka from MTA joined the conversation to provide perspective of what challenges their members are tackling and the complexities facing their member organisations.