Ashland Production System
Ashland's lean manufacturing program drives sustainable project ideas and development.
Ashland implemented a new process to better monitor sustainability initiatives and manufacturing practices. The Ashland Production System (APS) is an improvement system configured to deliver operational effectiveness and efficiency. Ashland is utilizing the system to track plant initiatives for reductions in energy and water consumption, GHG emissions, waste production, and more. APS seves as a tool to analyze current manufacturing processes and identify opportunities for leaner manufacturing.
The Ashland Production System builds on our zero incident culture using a structured, disciplined lean management system. The goal of APS is to increase the safety and efficiency of our manufacturing operations, resulting in a decrease in our environmental footprint.
In 2022, we integrated sustainability performance targets into our APS communication process, increasing visibility to progress toward our ESG goals.