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Mapping out a way forward for sustainable manufacturing

Our framework for estimating manufacturing emissions

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Protolabs Network is taking steps towards reducing CO2 emissions. Manufacturing is a complex industry with an even more complex environmental footprint. We don’t have a ready solution, but we believe the best way to address a problem is to better understand it. 

Measuring our impact

With this in mind, we’ve implemented a framework for estimating emissions to share with you in the hopes that it's useful for your business too. See some examples of the calculations we’re using to monitor scope 3 manufacturing emissions, including logistics, raw material and production emissions. Note that these estimates represent a simplified model that allows us to monitor our environmental impact over time. The Protolabs Network team is working on several initiatives to enrich our data and improve our assumptions going forward. 

Learn more about sustainability in manufacturing

Find out about our ideas for a more sustainable industry.