When we planned a special report on sustainability for this issue, it was too early to know that it would follow closely on the heels of the latest — and most alarming — assessment report yet from the UN-sponsored Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The news from the IPCC includes the unequivocal scientific consensus that human activity has caused the observed increase in greenhouse gas concentrations in Earth’s atmosphere. The extreme weather and wildfires wreaking havoc on communities all over the planet are among the effects of surface temperature increases that will be irreversible for centuries, if not millennia — and that’s if we act with urgency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by half within this decade, and to net zero by 2050. Not doing so will unleash even greater catastrophe.
With the continued growth and evolution of Advanced Manufacturing International, Inc. (AMI), the