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The Commission issued four strategic alerts in advance of the publication of its final report into industrial sutainability. These related to:

1) Critical raw materials and national security2) Devolution3) Productivity4) Leadership

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The Government Office for Science's Foresight report 'The Future of Manufacturing' provided a detailed analysis of what UK manufacturing will look like in the years leading up to 2050.

The Manufacturing Commission will build upon that vision with its inquiry into industrial sustainability, examining the opportunities and barriers related to achieving a fully sustainable industrial economy. 

During the first half of 2015, we received evidence submissions, conducted desk-based research, individual interviews and round-table evidence sessions and on October 27 2015, the final report was launched in Parliament. 

Steering Group

• Chi Onwurah MP CEng FIET (Co-Chair) – Shadow Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy; Former Shadow Minister for Innovation, Science and Digital Infrastructure• Prof. Steve Evans CEng MIET (Co-Chair) – Director of Research in Industrial Sustainability, Institute for Manufacturing, University of Cambridge• Susanne Baker – Senior Climate and Environment Policy Adviser, EEF• Prof. Nick Crafts – Professor of Economics and Economic History, University of Warwick• Peter Digby – Managing Director, Xtrac• Prof. Sam Fankhauser – Co-Director of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, London School of Economics• Sophie Thomas – Director of Circular Economy, RSA• Kresse Wesling MBE – Co-Founder, Elvis and Kresse 

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This inquiry has been generously supported by the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability