SOURCE: Aberdeen Group

Aberdeen Group

October 27, 2009 10:00 ET

Sustainable Production: Good for the Plant, Good for the Planet

Top Performing Manufacturers Reduce Emissions by 30% and Reduce Energy Consumption by 24%

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - October 27, 2009) - The latest research report from Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), "Sustainable Production: Good for the Plant, Good for the Planet," has correlated specific business capabilities and technology enablers to top performance.

The concept of sustainability is not new for organizations today, but there is wide disparity on how companies think about and implement sustainability programs. This new research will, for the first time, reveal the value that leading manufacturers derive from their approach to sustainable production. Putting the findings of the report in context, Mehul Shah, a Research Analyst with the Aberdeen Group's Global Manufacturing Practice, states, "Leading manufacturing organizations have differentiated themselves by enabling visibility into key data related to energy, environment, safety, compliance, etc. and utilizing this information to optimize processes (production, maintenance, etc.) to support sustainability goals."

A complimentary copy of this report is made available due in part by the following underwriters: PACE Global and SAP. To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit: http://www.aberdeen.com/link/sponsor.asp?cid=6007.

For additional access to complimentary Manufacturing Research, please visit http://research.aberdeen.com/index.php/-manufacturing.

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