Environment and Sustainability

Manufacturers are innovating and implementing the solutions the world needs to address climate change, protect biodiversity and advance environmental justice. Manufacturers have sharply reduced the industry’s impact on the environment through a wide range of innovations, such as saving and recycling water, increasing energy efficiency, implementing successful initiatives to reduce pollution and waste and taking action to protect vulnerable communities. The industry’s momentum is strong, and with new technologies being implemented every day, the future is unquestionably bright.

Manufacturers' Priorities

  1. 1
    Expedite our antiquated permitting system to allow manufacturers to grow our economy and continue our global lead.
  2. 2
    Modernize environmental laws and regulations for 21st-century environmental challenges.
  3. 3
    Pursue bipartisan legislative solutions to climate change that reduce global emissions, promote innovation and new technologies and harmonize the patchwork of regulations and lawsuits.
  4. 4
    Coordinate public–private sustainability efforts to develop and implement new technologies and solutions across manufacturing supply chains.
  5. 5
    Improve the manner in which the federal government assesses environmental risks—through use of the best-available science, transparent and open stakeholder engagement and balanced communication to the public.
  6. 6
    Ensure thoughtful oversight of federal agencies and eliminate duplicative regulations or those for which risks are assessed improperly or costs outweigh benefits.
  7. 7
    Work directly with manufacturers before laws and regulations are written to understand the entire supply chain and life cycle impacts of policies to avoid unintended consequences