The capital equipment used in manufacturing has long been ignored in LCA. For most equipment this is justified by the high use-phase impacts. Yet there are significant impacts associated with equipment manufacturing and understanding the interplay between upstream, manufacturing and use phase impacts provides important insights.
S-ROI can also be used to improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness resulting from capital or other investments. Employee morale, particularly of millennials, is closely tied to sustainability efforts. The link between employee morale and both productivity and resulting product quality is well documented and S-ROI helps to quantify it. Existing ROI methods are typically poor at capturing the adverse effects of unscheduled downtime. S-ROI helps identify and quantify these risks, resulting in a more robust decision.
Some of our Primary Manufacturing clients