Our January 2017 report, infographic and animated infographic set out the three elements needed for an industrial strategy to be successful:
- Raise the baseline: to build UK manufacturing competitiveness by using product and process innovation to radically improve energy and resource efficiency.
- Futureproof: to ensure that leading UK business sectors remain competitive by developing goods, services and processes that will be in high demand in a low carbon, resource efficient world.
- Double down: to focus on sectors that have the potential to deliver both high productivity and decarbonisation, to foster world class new industries in the UK.
Our final report, Lean and clean building manufacturing excellence in the UK, demonstrated how a government supported manufacturing upgrade programme, which helps businesses to identify and capitalise on resource efficiency opportunities, is needed to spread best practice and stimulate investment and innovation. A joint statement alongside five leading business organisations states that the government could add £10 billion to manufacturing sector profits and ensure good jobs remain in the UK.