Process and control today | Renishaw’s Head of Sustainability named one of the manufacturer’s top 100 manufacturing role models


Ben Goodare, Head of Sustainability at Gloucestershire-based global engineering technology company Renishaw, was selected as one of them Those of the manufacturer Top 100 role models for the manufacturing industry. The list is designed to showcase the most inspirational figures in UK manufacturing and to illustrate the enthusiasm, dedication and important work they do for the industry. Goodare was nominated for his contribution Those of the manufacturer Online symposium on sustainable manufacturing during lockdown.

During his nine years at Renishaw, Goodare implemented a carbon management system. When he first started, he used data from 139 properties to calculate Renishaw’s carbon footprint. After Goodare determined that number, he began working to reduce it. In the past five years, Renishaw has successfully reduced its carbon footprint by 39 percent. This has been achieved through a series of measures including switching to green lighting, installing insulation and switching to almost all renewable energy sources.

In November 2021, Renishaw committed to a science-based net zero target to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees with the internationally recognized Science-Based Target Initiative (SBTi) and to the race to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Zero campaign to turn their ambitions into reality. Goodare is assembling a central team of six that will ensure that sustainability is embedded in everything Renishaw does and that it influences the way decisions are made across the business to achieve its goals.

“It was great to see so many people being recognized Those of the manufacturer Top 100,” commented Goodare. “Recognition for sustainability work in the industry shows that manufacturing and sustainability go hand in hand. One great thing about my role is how applicable the work is – I work with everyone at Renishaw because sustainability is relevant to all aspects of our business.”

He continued: “Everyone at Renishaw, both in the UK and around the world, is passionate about sustainability and supports the work of my team. It’s also great to have a board and senior management that is so committed to sustainability because without their dedication and drive we couldn’t achieve such great results.”

“In the future we will work closely as a team with suppliers and customers. Every company is at a different stage in its sustainability journey, so we can all learn from and support each other. Solving environmental problems requires ideas from a number of people. Fortunately, Renishaw has thousands of engineers, all creative problem solvers, to help us develop innovative solutions,” concluded Goodare.

While Renishaw has already achieved significant reductions in its carbon footprint, Renishaw’s recent commitment to a science-based net-zero target demonstrates its ongoing commitment to further reduce its environmental impact.

For more information on Renishaw’s commitment to the environment, go to–6717.

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