Although the word "factory" is mostly associated with the manufacturing industry and industrial production, it can also indicate Factor Y, the factor by which energy consumption needs to change so that future generations will find themselves living in similar conditions. Such an understanding of sustainability implies that all aspects of economic activity need to be addressed with sustainability in mind, including consumer practices as well as the manufacturing and services sectors.
Factory highlights the role of businesses in sustainable development and aims to draw the drivers of the economy into the public debate. Such development entails resource efficient economic practices for both producers and consumers as well as educating and informing them about sustainability issues.
Factory is a free magazine that is published twice a year in PDF format as well as on the magazine’s website www.factory-magazine.de.