SPE launches composites sustainability survey

The survey, open to anyone who wishes to take it, is designed to query industry, academia, research groups, media and government organizations about the importance of sustainability in polymer composites.

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The organizing committee for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Automotive Composites Conference & Exhibition (ACCE, Troy, Mich., USA) on April 1 announced that it has teamed with Missouri University of Science & Technology (Rolla, Mo., USA) to develop an online survey to query members of industry, academia, research groups, media and government organizations globally about the importance of sustainability in the field of polymer composites.

The survey, which is available at mst.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_cMbLor5uq3I3f3S during the month of April, is open to anyone who wishes to participate. Results of the survey will be presented at this year’s SPE ACCE, September 11-13, 2012, at the Michigan State University Management Education Center.

The survey has been designed and is being managed by Bonnie Bachman, Ph.D., professor of Business & Information Technology at Missouri University. About the survey’s purpose, Bashyal says, "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.”