Why should you get involved?
The lean and sustainable consortium is different from any lean network you have come across before and the reason is simple. We discuss and share those difficult aspects of change journey that you neither read about in books nor hear about at conferences. It is easy to read glorious case studies or sit through talks that tell the tale of slickly successful transformations. But the reality is that success is not built on success! It’s built on struggles, frustrations and even failures. In fact, the frustrations of today are probably the juiciest part of your future success story and these are precisely what we discuss in the Lean and Sustainable Consortium. The consortium operates a Chatham House rule and only invites selected change leaders who share a passion for sustainable lean. It is a safe environment for like-minded lean leaders to discuss and share the truth behind lean transformation.

Who should get involved?
The L&S Consortium is suitable for senior leadership in various sectors and industries who are willing to openly share and discuss. We have members from across all over the world. They all share a great passion for lean and sustainability. Our members are senior in their respective organisations and are similar in their enthusiasm despite coming from different backgrounds.

Dr Chris Thomson, Refinery Manager at Vale, Swansea writes:

Being members of the Lean and Green Consortium has enabled us to share some of the best practices we have developed in our CI journey to-date, and has allowed us to visit various member-sites and learn how others have developed and implemented their CI road-maps.”

“Whilst understanding that one-size doesn’t fit all, building relationships with the members enables open discussions to take place that add value in terms of finding suitable approaches to your local issues. It is fairly typical to visit sites and hear about the positives, but much of the real learning is in digging deep into how people have dealt with issues that did not go smoothly; developing relationships is key to this, and the Consortium facilitates strong relationship building, and in our view this is where the true value lies.”

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Interested in attending a future event? Contact us to express interest, and we will get back to you with the date of the next GEMBA session with no obligation on your part to take part in further meetings throughout 2017.

Some companies already involved

Nike, Assa Abloy

Structure & Services

The Lean and Green Consortium is owned by its member organisations and will be governed by a board directors consisting of Hunter Lovins, Keivan Zokaei and Peter Hines.

Life in the Lean & Sustainable Consortium

Through membership in the Lean & Sustainable Consortium, your organization will gain access to cutting edge knowledge and practice from the other members in the network.

A key vision of the consortium is to create an environment for leaders and their teams to learn from each other, improve through implementation in their own operation and share the results with the other members for improvements in sustainability.

 Some of the key activities of the consortium include:

  • Facilitated Gemba Exchanges (4 per year)
  • Virtual Collaboration Forums – idea exchange and feedback (several depending on group needs)
  • Web Enabled Collaboration and Networking – Best practice knowledge hub, in- formation exchange
  • Lean and Sustainability Maturity Assessment – Measure, and Develop Roadmap  (1 per full per year)
  • Gemba Coaching – Go, See, Engage  and Improve (1 per member per year)
  • Annual  Conference Series (1 annual  seminar)

Is Membership of the Consortium Right for Your Organisation?

Before considering membership in the consortium, there are three things an organisation should consider – need, suitability and commitment.

Need – The consortium is all about lean and green continuous improvement – Does your organisation see the value in collaborating with other like-minded executives and organisations to accelerate and sustain your continuous improvement journey?

Suitability – The network is effectively owned by the member organisations including the decision on who its future members are.  Is your organisation a fit to build and sustain the consortium’s open and focused culture? By the way, we are deeply committed to protecting each other and honoring our Chatham House code.

Commitment – We expect collaboration and engagement – We expect members to provide leadership, focus, participation and access to best practices and problems.  The consortium’s board of directors will select members based on commitment to learning, sharing and continuously improving.