One of my favorite Chinese proverbs states, “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.” This statement could not be more fitting as organizations continue to place emphasis on understanding their customers’ sustainability needs, evaluating their core emissions sources, prioritizing positive impacts in their communities and further refining overall governance for the company. Many organizations have historically invested in strategies to address these issues, but an increasing number of companies recognize the pivotal moment we now face in order to reverse the detrimental effects of climate change, and how strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices can further this journey. The time to act is now. As we collectively work toward a low-carbon economy—which is at once an enormous challenge and opportunity—an increasing number of companies have a keen eye to furthering their sustainability efforts and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions and associated carbon footprint. A key part of that includes reducing energy use and exploring options for renewable energy sources across manufacturing sites.
TALLAHASSEE, FL – Advanced Manufacturing International (AMI) has been awarded a $2M grant