Sustainability becomes a key point this 2022 for industry 4.0
For companies that want to continue their progress towards the industry 4.0, Sustainability has to become one of its strongest values and with the greatest purpose to fulfill. More and more companies include in their corporate actions, environmental criteria, social and good governance. Corporate sustainability aims to achieve an equanimity between the social aspect, economic and environmental within the company, and to achieve this it is necessary that there is also a growth in the use of human resources, materials, financial and natural equally.
At the moment, incorporating sustainability values into the company's strategy is vital and will generate profitability for both customers and suppliers, investors and society in general. Besides, the image projected by the company is favored and its reputation will improve considerably.
TÜV SÜD plantea 7 sustainability phases for the industry 4.0
When implementing sustainability concepts in a company, a strategy must be established., For this reason, TÜV SÜD proposes to companies in the industry 4.0 a roadmap for the incorporation of the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) divided into seven phases.
Phase 1. Analyze the situation the organization is in. For this, it is necessary to study in depth what is the general map of the company, analyzing all the stages, the context in which it is situated, and of course, include all stakeholders, both internal and external. From external factors, it is also necessary to know what objectives they have in terms of sustainable development and in this way complement them with those of our company.. Carrying out this situation analysis we managed to recognize the areas of impact and relevant risks, for all (companies and interest groups).
Phase 2. materiality study. With this stage we were able to recognize the material aspects that are important to be taken into account by the company for the sustainability objective.. How can we identify them?? They have to be based on two characteristics: influence on interest groups and economic effects, environmental and/or social (internal and external factors).
Phase 3. Strategic plan. In this step, the strategies and actions must be well explained in order to manage and control the consequences of the company's actions throughout the process..
Phase 4. action program. The specific objects and goals have to be defined at this stage and in this way the priorities of the company can be promoted..
Phase 5. The incorporation of sustainability in all competencies. It is necessary to define recommendations, Sustainability boards or working groups in which workers from different areas of the company are integrated, In this way, we transversally incorporate all business lines.
Phase 6. Staff training. In order to apply all the concepts defined in each of the phases, It is essential that the company's staff is well trained in the matter and that they become aware of sustainability aspects ranging from ESG criteria to the Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN.
Phase 7. Verification and monitoring. In this last stage, in the form of a conclusion, It is important to carry out a tracking and control of the processes, thus, We managed to verify that the measures that have been previously established are applied correctly and what consequences are being obtained from them.
If doubts arise as to how to apply these measures on the way to industry 4.0 What is there to do?
It's normal that, in this process of applying sustainable criteria, on the way to the top the industry 4.0 doubts arise, What is there to do then? Businessly, it is essential to advise us correctly. As an organization, you have to support and resort to corporate advisory services that can give us a hand when it comes to solving doubts.. In this way, an adequate sustainability strategy can be defined, and it will be possible to help the correct conservation and protection of the planet.
Aspromec helps and advises you on the road to industry 4.0
The commitment to sustainability is essential for machining companies when it comes to achieving their goal of being an industry 4.0. In Aspromec we want to be next to them, and contribute to its positioning and industrial competitiveness. We accompany you in this transformation and in the incorporation of new technologies, for development in a global context.
Our associates have a free advisory service, which is carried out by specialists in metal SMEs, to machining companies in order to strengthen relationships and optimize their performance.
For it, We make available to our associates the free advisory service, made by specialists in metal SMEs, machining companies to strengthen business relationships and optimize their performance.