Sustainability is Easier with “Greened” Equipment
The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), Milwaukee, has announced the establishment of a Sustainability Council comprised of leaders from member companies. The council will help advance member companies’ efforts in addressing issues of sustainability and provide a framework for the adoption of best practices and innovation.
“Our members are committed to supporting a sustainable world by serving as a catalyst for conversation and innovation in the manufacturing industry,” said Curt Blades, senior vice president of Ag Services at AEM. “The Sustainability Council will work to spark ideas for establishing sustainability priorities for the equipment manufacturing industry and provide a framework that supports best practices for a more viable world.”
AEM and our member companies recognize that social and environmental challenges are complex and require transformation at all levels of an organization. Our industry is committed to supporting a sustainable world by serving as a catalyst for conversation and innovation in the equipment manufacturing industry.
For all of our 125-year history, AEM has worked to address societal and safety issues on behalf of the industry. This includes:
- Health and well-being of the industry;
- Economic growth and security; and
- Industry innovation and infrastructure.
We recognize our industry’s connection to the natural environment and are dedicated to minimizing our operational impact. We understand that our future as an industry depends on the responsible use of natural resources and we acknowledge the real impacts of climate change and its effect on our members, their customers and their communities today. We believe it is our responsibility to address these impacts directly.
AEM has identified seven of the United Nations’s 17 Sustainability Goals, to be priorities for the Association and its member companies. The Sustainable Development Goals are all interconnected and considered to be the blueprint to achieve a better future by addressing global challenges.
For additional information about the council and AEM’s sustainability efforts, please visit http://www. aem.org/sustainability.
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