Face the challenges of a sustainable future for global manufacturing by using lean principles to achieve green results. Using continuous improvement as a roadmap, this conference will focus on identifying what is valuable, how to eliminate waste and explore ways to challenge everyday work processes for environmental wins. Lean efforts can yield substantial environmental benefits. However, because environmental savings are not the primary focus, these gains may not be maximized in the normal scheme of lean. This conference will integrate the two for the full benefit of the manufacturing practitioner. Waste management, air quality, water quality and quantity, energy savings, new technologies are all topics that will be discussed during this two day conference.