Foundries recognize that being environmentally responsible and improving the bottom line aren’t mutually exclusive goals. Many facilities achieve better growth and cost savings, improve their brand and reputation, strengthen stakeholder relations, and boost their profitability. A business case often can be made for promoting environmental sustainability within a facility. Foundries, inherent recyclers, have even more of a business case for environmental sustainability than many other industries. From implementing management systems and metrics to waste management and beneficial reuse, metalcasters can play a key societal role in the sustainability of our natural resources.
Green Foundry Case Studies
The Green Foundry project intent is to document examples of sustainability efforts being implemented at metalcasting facilities. These Green Foundry practices are categorized into the following five areas. In each category you will find several case studies as well as a searchable database of other foundry sustainability efforts.
- Management Systems and Metrics
- Air Emissions
- Water Use and Discharge
- Materials and Resource Conservation
- Waste Management and Beneficial Reuse
If your metalcasting facility has advanced sustainability or management initiatives, we want to hear from you! Click here for a form to submit your sustainability efforts to be included the Green Foundry database.
Recycling and Beneficial Use of Foundry Byproducts
The metalcasting industry is one of the world's original recyclers, incorporating it into many phases of the manufacturing process. Click here to learn more.