International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, 23-24 September 2008


Jointly sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology,
the US Department of Commerce and the OECD

23-24 September 2008
Rochester Institute of Technology
One Lomb Memorial Drive, Rochester, NY, USA

International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing, 23-24 September 2008: agenda



Programme | Presentations | Contact

This page is directly accessible at


The International Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing was held at the Rochester Institute of Technology on 23-24 September 2008 as the first major event of the OECD Project on Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-innovation. It aimed to provide a venue for sharing the experience of leading companies and to provide an opportunity to discuss what the OECD and its member countries can do to help advance private sector sustainable manufacturing initiatives. The conference attracted nearly 100 participants from 9 countries including over 50 corporate experts mainly from the electronics and automotive/transport sectors.


Conference Agenda

Conference summary

List of participants


Keynote Speeches: The Future of Manufacturing

Government Perspective: An Overview of Public Policy 

Sustainable Manufacturing Practices in the Electronics Sector

  • Panasonic
    Narito Shibaike, Manager, Environmental Planning Group, Corporate Environmental Affairs Division, Matsushita Electric Industrial, Co., Ltd. (Panasonic)
  • Nokia
    Ed Butler, Environmental Affairs Manager, Nokia North America
  • Intel
    John Harland, Design for Environment Manager, Intel Corporation

Sustainable Manufacturing Practices in the Automotive and Transport Sector

  • Caterpillar
    Jody L. Howard, Director of Social Responsibility, Caterpillar Inc.
  • General Motors
    Matthew Fronk, Lab Director, Fuel Cell Research, General Motors
  • Milliken and Company
    Bill Gregory, Director, Sustainability, Milliken and Company

Improving Practices of Sustainable Manufacturing


All enquiries regarding the conference should be addressed to [email protected]

Further information about the OECD Project on Sustainable Manufacturing and Eco-Innovation is available at:


Documents connexes