The following Topics concerning sustainability will be covered by the upcoming GCSM:

Sustainable Materials & Products
  • Low carbon materials and critical raw materials
  • Material recycling
  • Product design, redesign and innovation
  • Product recovery, reuse and remanufacturing
  • Product life cycle, information and knowledge management
  • Life cycle assessment, risk assessment
  • Sustainable business models
Sustainable Manufacturing Processes
  • Manufacturing processes, tools and equipment
  • Energy and resource efficiency
  • Resource utilization and waste reduction
  • Maintenance, repair and overhaul for machines and equipment
Sustainable Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing system design
  • Simulation tools for manufacturing system design/layout testing
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Data usage and sustainable manufacturing/production planning
  • Metrics for sustainable manufacturing systems
Crosscutting Topics in Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 and sustainable manufacturing
  • Circular economy
  • CO2 neutral production
  • Regional integration for sustainability
  • Sustainable energy transition / Sustainable energy development
  • Policy design for sustainability
  • Engineering education towards sustainable development