Sustainable Manufacturing Workshop Series

MMA and The Nature Conservancy in Michigan partnered again in 2023 to host a series of in-person workshops on manufacturing sustainability. Check out the on-demand videos below or click here to access the 2022 series.

The 2023 workshops were held in three areas of the state — Grand Rapids, Jackson and Saginaw — and each focused on a different aspect of sustainability in manufacturing.

Jackson Workshop at Consumers Energy

Managing the Clean Energy Transition

Consumers Energy is one of Michigan’s top energy suppliers and an important driver of Michigan’s transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Hosted at its Parnall Road facility in Jackson, this workshop reviewed the clean energy transition, what it means for Michigan manufacturers, how companies can improve their energy efficiency, procure renewable energy, and move toward more sustainable manufacturing practices.


Saginaw Workshop at Hemlock Semiconductor

Building a Sustainability Plan

Hemlock Semiconductor is the nation’s leading manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon — the foundational ingredient in semiconductors and solar panels. HSC will host a workshop at its Hemlock plant just west of Saginaw focused on building a sustainability plan that addresses the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) components of sustainable manufacturing.



Grand Rapids Workshop at Steelcase

Certifiably Sustainable

Steelcase is a global leader in the furniture industry and hosted a workshop at its Grand Rapids facilities in January. This program focused on the path manufacturers can follow to secure key sustainability certifications. What are the advantages to becoming a certified sustainable manufacturer? What are the requirements for the leading sustainability certifications and how can your company achieve them?

Recording - part 1 and part 2