May 16, 2020

The defence and electronics sectors are driving India’s manufacturing industry

Digital India
Xiaomi
smartphone
Defence
Sophie Chapman
1 min
Digital India is driving smartphone manufacturing, following import levy
The Digital India scheme introduced by the government in a bid to advanced technology across the nation has seen the rise of electronics manufacturing...

The Digital India scheme introduced by the government in a bid to advanced technology across the nation has seen the rise of electronics manufacturing.

As part of the scheme, India has announced the target of net zero imports in the country by 2020.

India’s budget has levied a 10% import duty of several components of smartphones to discourage imports, including print circuit boards (PCBs).

The Chinese electronics manufacturer has recently opened smartphone facilities in the country and has now started producing PCBs in India along with Samsung.

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The nation has become the second-largest smartphone market in the world after China, overtaking the US.

India is also aiming to boost its drug manufacturing industry, aiming to reduce reliance on China.

The country has the third largest defence budget in the world, making it a target for producers to sell to.

With this, it is anticipated that the defence sector will drive manufacturing jobs in the country.

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May 7, 2021

Sustainable Manufacturing: Bayer Joins Manufacture 2030

Sustainability
Supplychain
SmartManufacturing
Innovation
Georgia Wilson
3 min
Bayer | Smart Manufacturing | Sustainable Manufacturing | Sustainability | GHG Emissions | Manufacture 2030
Manufacture 2030 announces a five year partnership with pharmaceutical and life science company, Bayer...

“Advancing life - that's what we at Bayer are all about.” With this strong mission statement at the core of its operations, it seems fitting that the pharmaceutical and life science company has joined Manufacture 2030 to further promote inclusive growth and responsible use of resources. 

For Bayer, the concept of inclusive growth means “providing more people across the world with access to health care and food security, and devising solutions to protect the environment, especially decarbonisation, climate adaptation, and biodiversity preservation.”

Bayer’s Ambitious Series of Sustainability Commitments

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, Bayer’s ambitious sustainability targets to achieve by 2030 include:

  • To reduce its Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 42%, and absolute Scope 3 GHG emissions by 12%
  • By 2030 the remaining emissions of Bayer’s operations will be fully offset by purchasing certificates from verified climate protection projects

“Given CO2 emissions are the main reason for climate change, Bayer is committed to making our business as resource efficient as possible, aiming to become carbon-neutral across our own operations by 2030. By partnering with Manufacture 2030 and their cloud-based platform, the Bee, we can better equip our operational teams with the know-how needed to reduce impacts, as well as track our site-level performance towards company targets. We are confident that by embedding innovative technologies like the Bee, we can play our part in protecting the climate,” said Thomas Gosmann, Head of Pharma Technology & Global Energy Manager at Bayer.

Bayer’s Five Year Partnership with Manufacture 2030

Over the next five years, Manufacture 2030 aims to help Bayer meet its targets, reducing SCope 1 and 2 emissions across Bayer’s 138 sites, and covering all three business units (pharmaceuticals, consumer health and crop science).

“We are delighted to be launching this new partnership with Bayer, helping them to achieve their Science Based Targets by reducing site-level environmental impacts. Helping people and the planet is at the heart of Bayer’s philosophy, as well as being an organisation full of expertise, so we are thrilled they have chosen our unique platform to aid them in continually improving the environmental sustainability of their business,” added Martin Chilcott, Founder and CEO at Manufacture 2030.

About Manufacture 2030

Manufacture 2030 - Founded in 2017 - is a trading brand of mission-driven private company 2Degrees Ltd. Manufacture 2030 pioneers new ways to drive sustainable proactive across the manufacturing and supply chain world by partnering with multiple brands and their suppliers to reduce environmental impacts.

Headquartered in the UK, the company’s platform and support services help suppliers and manufacturers in 50 countries around the world. 

“We are a culturally diverse and energetic team, passionately committed to helping our clients and their suppliers achieve their carbon reduction commitments,” says Manufacture 2030.

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