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LEAN & Green training program launched in Alberta

Published by CME Webmaster on September 18, 2017

New program helps Alberta manufacturers improve environmental performance, productivity

EDMONTON – Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters (CME) is launching an innovative LEAN training program aimed at helping Alberta companies improve environmental performance and develop a sharper competitive edge.

The three-step LEAN and Green program provides tools to address the seven key environmental wastes, helping participants realize short and long-term savings. Developed in Atlantic Canada in partnership with the Green Enterprise Movement (GEM), LEAN and Green is the first training program of its kind in Alberta.

LEAN & Green helps companies understand this correlation and begin to use a modified set of tools, from environmental value stream mapping techniques to energy flow charts, so that employees and managers alike can recognize opportunities for improvement and identify appropriate performance indicators.

By applying LEAN thinking and continuous improvement processes and tools to environmental performance, organizations can:

  • Drive cost savings
  •  Increase revenues
  •  Mitigate risk
  • Improve engagement
  • Drive environmental performance
  • Stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing and fiercely competitive marketplace

“We’re thrilled to be offering LEAN & Green to Alberta companies,” said CME Alberta Vice President David MacLean. “Not only are government policies like carbon levies and other regulations creating pressure on industry to improve environmental performance, customers are increasingly looking at sustainability when they choose their suppliers. CME’s LEAN & Green program gives manufacturers the tools to thrive in the modern economy.”

The opening workshop of the program, LEAN & Green 101, will be facilitated by Brett Wills, Founder and President of Green Enterprise Movement and author of “Green Intentions: Creating a Green Value Stream to Compete and Win and Purposely Profitable: Embedding Sustainability Into the DNA of Food Processing & Other Businesses.”

For more information and to register, visit our web page

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