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Lean and Environment Initiative

Organization Environmental Protection Agency
Organization Type Government
URL www.epa.gov/lean
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Air Pollution/Quality, Climate Change/GHG Emissions, Energy Efficiency, Energy Storage, Environmental Management Systems, Fossil Fuels, Green Product Design, Green Technologies/Innovations, Hazardous Waste & Materials, Material Conservation/Waste Minimization, Pollution Prevention, Public Awareness, Recycling, Water Efficiency, Worker Safety
Sector Aerospace, Agriculture, Automotive, Building Materials, Chemicals and Plastics, Construction, Consumer Goods, Distribution and Logistics, Energy and Energy Services, Food Processing, Forest Products, Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), Machinery, Mining and Minerals, Non-Ferrous Metals, Retail, Small Business, Steel, Textiles and Clothing, Transportation
Type Of Assistance How-To Guides, Metrics/Assessment Tools, Technical Assistance
Description EPA's Lean and Environment Initiative is designed to help U.S. manufacturers navigate the process of implementing lean manufacturing processes that help eliminate waste and save money. The initiative offers a variety of publications, case studies and toolkits that assists U.S. firms in identifying high value-added, environmentally sustainable process improvements.

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