See the most popular content from 2017; the impact of hurricanes on the economy, infrastructure investment, encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workforce, the impacts of the GDPR, and the new language of digital.
Definitions matter and they aren’t universal. In the digital landscape, we are each an interpreter navigating a brave new world. What is a digital strategy? Are we digitizing or digitalizing our business? Do those words mean the same thing or are they different? And what about digital transformation? Is this term a new business buzzword or a profound transformation on the horizon that requires significant preparation?
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Communications, Operations, Information Technology, IT Policies, Risk & Compliance, Corporate Security, Risk Management
Over the past few years, we have witnessed significant changes in the regulatory landscape for manufacturers doing business in Europe. One of the biggest changes concerns the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into effect on May 25, 2018.
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainable Business Practices, Risk & Compliance, Environmental Management, Environmental Resource Management, Energy Management
Last year the world waited to see if the hype surrounding COP21 in Paris would produce a global commitment between heads of state to help stem the tide of rising temperatures. Since that historic week in Paris, 86 of the 197 countries who are party to the newly produced Paris Agreement have achieved ratification.
Business leaders and their staff give plenty of presentations—it’s part of the job. But each time we take the podium or floor in a meeting, we are judged for our performance. And it turns out that executives are stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Leadership, Human Resources, Employee Relations, Employee Engagement, Risk & Compliance, Ethics & Compliance
MAPI’s research has found that the problem lies in how companies implement their diversity and inclusion strategies. Many businesses make the mistake of tackling D&I across too many fronts too quickly. This leaves many manufacturers stuck in a programmatic mode in which efforts are led by human resources but no cohesive strategy exists and programs are deployed ad hoc. As a result, diversity and inclusion are often seen as just another HR initiative and too few leaders and employees understand the link to business results.
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Supply Chain Sustainability, Operations, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Footprint, Material Management, Procurement, Strategic Sourcing
Participating in the circular economy through material reuse and recycling saves companies money and minimizes environmental footprints. Read our interview with Andy Mangan of the US Business Council for Sustainable Development for a look at a pioneering pilot on resource efficiency and join us on July 12 for Andy’s webinar on the circular economy.
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainable Business Practices, Leadership, Functional Management, Performance Measurement, Risk & Compliance, Environmental Management, Environmental Resource Management, Energy Management
In a recent MAPI webinar, Bruce Lung from DOE and Thomas Wenning from Oak Ridge National Laboratory walked attendees through the DOE’s Better Plants Program and benefits for joining, lessons learned from partne
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainable Business Practices, Risk & Compliance, Environmental Management, Environmental Resource Management, Energy Management, Risk Management, Risk Assessment & Planning
World leaders gathered in Paris for COP21 in the hopes of reaching a pact to cut greenhouse emissions, slow the rise in global temperatures, and tackle the “global threat to security in the 21st century.” Business leaders are also getting involved because they see it as an important opportunity and essential part of risk mitigation strategies.
Corporate Affairs, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, Sustainable Business Practices, Government Relations, Regulatory Affairs, Regulatory Monitoring, Growth & Innovation, Research & Development, Research, Innovation
The facts are in. The statistics are clear. Old manufacturing processes and procedures are out. New less-water-wasting, lower-energy-using, conflict-and-child-labor-free manufacturing is in. What better time than now to proclaim 2012 as the year of the sustainable manufacturer?