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Predictions for 2015

By Gareth Kane I start off writing these predictions for 2015 with more than a little apprehension. My first prediction last year would be that the resource crunch would shoot up the political agenda, but I, like every other observer, failed to predict the collapse in oil […]

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Creating new ways for profitable sustainability

Creating new ways for profitable sustainability requires participation from the best. For the first time a number of leading edge companies and thought leaders have come together to share their knowledge and best practice across different industry sectors. The Lean and Green Consortium, is now established with […]

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Behavioural Investments in Environmental Sustainability Enable a Culture of Lean Thinking

Dr Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams PLC who is also a Professor of Corporate Leadership at the University of East Anglia and hosted the Lean and Green Consortium’s recent Gemba Exchange visit at Adnams, says: “As a family business with a public listing we are proud of […]

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Hunter Lovins Writes about Reinventing our Economy

A corporate commitment to behaving more sustainably is ever more important. As news from the scientists gets grimmer – September was the hottest month ever on record; New Scientist’s recent report showed that the world is warming faster than previously believed, and the new IPCC report will say […]

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The Shingo Prize goes to …

The Shingo Prize goes to …

We are delighted to announce that “Creating a Lean and Green Business System: Techniques for Improving Profits and Sustainability” has become the most recent recipients of the Shingo Award for Research and Professional Publication per the recommendation of The Shingo Board of Examiners. According to the awards jury: […]

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Predictions for 2014

By Gareth Kane   It’s that time of year when we all look in our crystal balls and try and predict what will happen in the next 12 months. To avoid wishful thinking, I’m not going to predict sudden disruptions to the status quo (those are by […]

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The Man Who Coined the Term “Lean”, Talks about his Commitment to Lean & Green and CSR

How Does Hyundai Think About CSR, Sustainability And Clean Energy?   In an interview with Forbes magazine, John Krafcik, President of Hyundai Motor America and the person whom coined the term “lean management” in his article for MIT-Sloan Management Review, back in 1988, talked about CSR and Lean & […]

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“Communication is key”, says Karen Hester, Operations Director at Adnams PlC and winner of the prestigious “First Women” 2013 business award, reflecting on the book “Creating a Lean and Green Business System”.

  About Karen Hester Karen Hester has always been destined for big things. At the tender age of 16, leaving Suffolk for the first time, she signed up for military life and became the youngest girl in the UK to get her HGV licence. Karen progressed quickly, […]

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Food waste report shows UK families throw away £60 a month

UK families waste too much food, says a recent food waste report. We are seeing more of this sort of news in the media these days. WRAP is aggressively promoting “food waste” thinking.  

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Lean and green business systems, which benefit large corporations, like Toyota, also help small businesses reap increased profits

What’s behind our Green Doors?* Lean and green business systems, which benefit large corporations, like Toyota, also help small businesses reap increased profits. Creative use of resources not only saves money, it enhances company character! An example from our family-owned security door and door hardware company involves […]

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