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tion; and deliver what customers and employees want. Services: The Lean and the Environment Initiative provides a variety of resources to enhance the
integration of lean methods and tools to improve environmental results. The Web site
contains information on the results of background research EPA has conducted on the
relationship between lean and environmental performance, case studies, fact sheets, and
tools containing ideas and techniques for integrating environmental considerations into
lean initiatives and methods. Value to environment: Through its systematic focus on the elimination of non-value added activity, lean manu
facturing substantially improves environmental performance. Reducing common types
of manufacturing waste—defects, waiting, overproduction, movement, inventory, com
plexity, and unused creativity—yields a variety of environmental benefits, including
less use of energy, water, and raw materials; reduced generation of solid and hazardous
wastes; and lower emissions of hazardous air pollutants. Sectors most applicable: Aluminum manufacturing; appliance, electronic, industrial equipment manu
facturing; building materials manufacturing; cement and lime manufacturing;
chemical manufacturing; food processors and distributors; general...
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