The Social, Business, and Policy Environment for Green Manufacturing

  • Hazel Onsrud
  • Rachel Simon


The chapter introduces readers to the pressure for change, the themes of the transitions taking place, and the steps suggested for moving forward in the social, economic, and policy environment in which green manufacturing resides. The concept of sustainability related to manufacturing with an emphasis on the metrics, standards, and best practices associated with instituting green manufacturing on the path to sustainability is defined. The drivers for change and progress and the difficulties, hurdles, and benefits associated with transitioning to green operations are discussed.


Corporate Social Responsibility Supply Chain Gross Domestic Product Industrial Revolution Social Accountability 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.PortlandUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory for Manufacturing and SustainabilityUniversity of California, BerkeleySan FranciscoUSA

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