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Collaborative Working - Why Work With Us?

To achieve sustainability objectives, industry cannot work in isolation. There is a need for collaborative planning and development that sees industry, regulators, Government and academia working together to establish and promote sustainable innovations.

Future supply chain competition is not about a supply chain competing against another supply chain; it is about a resource sustainable supply chain competing against another resource sustainable supply chain. For firms to compete in this environment there is a need to develop effective partnerships between industry and academia to share risk and reward in developing, implementing, and commercialising supply chain resource sustainability techniques, models, tools, methodologies and technologies.

The long term vision to achieve this objective is set out, stating: “The Government is putting innovation and research at the heart of its growth agenda through greater investment and increased collaboration”.

Please see Relevant Policies for more information, resources and downloads that support and highlight the importance of the role of AREC USA.


“Life Cycle Analysis brings the tools of accounting, efficiency and optimization to the triple bottom line, allowing businesses and governments to manage for sustainable long term growth. Penn State is eager to work with our partners to advance and apply these tools across the value chain, finding win-win-win solutions for people, planet and profit.”

- Tom Richard
Director, Institute of Energy and the Environment
The Pennsylvania State University