Sustainability is gaining presence in the business environment. As customers, in every stage of the supply chain, pay attention to the origins of their products, companies need to adopt sustainability programs to better meet the customers’ needs. An unprecedented dynamic of sustainable development can be seen globally. Business leaders start to recognize the potential of sustainability programs for long-term competitive advantage.
This whitepaper aims to extend the acatech Industrie 4.0 Maturity Index Framework. It supports organizations on their way to sustainable conduct by measuring readiness for sustainability. Action maxims regarding resources, information systems, organizational structures and culture are introduced and evaluated based on their impact.