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SPE ACCE Teams With Missouri University

10 April 2012

 

The organising committee for the SPE Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE) has teamed with Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri, US, to develop an online survey to query members of industry, academia, research groups, media, and government organisations globally about the importance of sustainability in the field of polymer composites.  

The survey, which is available at http://mst.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cMbLor5uq3I3f3S throughout April, is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Results of the survey will be presented at this year’s SPE ACCE, September 11th -13th, at the MSU Management Education Center. 

According to SPE, the survey has been designed by and is being managed by Bonnie Bachman, PhD, Professor of Business & Information Technology at Missouri University and former President of the Society of Plastics Engineers, and Shristy Bashyal, a Master’s degree student at the school as well as an instructor in the English and Technical Communications Department. 

Bashyal says, “Often the question is asked, ‘How is business impacting environmental and social issues?’  That is only part of the larger question, which we feel can be summed up with a quote from an MIT article on Sustainability and the Completive Advantage: ‘How will sustainability change management?’  Through our ongoing survey work, we hope to learn what challenges businesses are facing, how sustainability can become part of their strategy for competitive advantage, and what organizational challenges lay ahead as firms include sustainability initiatives.”

Bachman adds, “Versus our 2011 survey of sustainability in the general plastics industry, this time around we are narrowing the field to organisations involved in the polymer composites sector.  With the results that come in, we hope to gain a more focused understanding of what sustainability means in this industry and how organisations are already beginning to define, discuss, and incorporate this topic in their strategic initiatives and in work with the entire composites supply chain.”





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