Reduce Your Product’s
Environmental Impact

How to Achieve Sustainable Product Development
With Cloud Technologies

Today our society is tasked with protecting the planet and creating a greener future. Consumers are changing their purchasing behavior to reduce the negative impact on the environment. And businesses are embracing sustainability as we move to a circular economy. Environmental regulations require manufacturers to design “greener” products and adopt sustainable product development practices. To keep up with ever-changing regulations, growing product complexity, and shifting consumer demands—manufacturers need a turnkey solution to support their sustainable product development journey.

Learn how to jumpstart sustainable product development with cloud technologies.

The Drive
for Green

Environmental Compliance

Sustainable Innovation




Ensuring your products are sustainable is good not only for the environment, but also for your business. The demand for greener products has doubled over the last 10 years. With environmental issues continuing to mount, ignoring the sustainability of your products can sever relationships with suppliers, partners, and customers. Companies must adopt systems and processes to both meet environmental initiatives and remain competitive.

A green product is a product designed to minimize its environmental impact throughout the entire lifecycle and even after it reaches end-of-life. Green products have two basic goals—reducing waste and maximizing resource efficiency.1

Many of our customers are making sustainability a priority and taking action to make it part of their business culture. Our customer Trilliant is a great example of a company making proactive sustainability steps to create an eco-minded business culture with a “mission to deliver products that are sustainable and economically viable” as well as meet customer and supplier expectations for greener products and services.



From the United Kingdom’s Net Zero initiative and the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to electronics reuse and recycling regulations—global environmental laws and programs are growing at a rapid pace. If you develop products with electronic components, you’re likely required to meet environmental compliance regulations like RoHS, REACH, and WEEE. These regulations are expanding as more evidence surrounding the impact of electronics on the environment comes to light.

Companies need control, visibility, and traceability of their product’s footprint to effectively manage, report, and prove compliant product design. Compiling and maintaining all the compliance evidence for your product can be time-consuming and overwhelming, especially when working with spreadsheets, paper, and other disparate systems. Leveraging cloud-native product lifecycle management (PLM) software provides a framework to drive sustainable product development practices and meet ever-evolving regulations. A PLM solution links compliance information directly to the product record to provide team members with greater visibility and reduce compliance risks.

Learn how to manage your environmental compliance information using Cloud PLM.



80% of a product’s carbon and waste footprint is determined at design time.2

Sustainable product development involves designing and manufacturing a product to minimize its environmental impact throughout the entire lifecycle. Cloud technologies like computer-aided design (CAD) can be used for generative design and lightweighting to support product dematerialization. While PLM and quality management system (QMS) solutions enable cross-functional team and supply chain collaboration to streamline the entire new product development and introduction (NPDI) process. Connecting teams and systems in the Cloud helps create efficiencies that result in more sustainable design decisions, reduced scrap and rework, improved quality, and faster time to market.



With an inherent mission to help protect our planet, companies developing green or clean technology must ensure their products have minimal impact on the environment, particularly those with electronic components. This requires systems that drive sustainable design and development practices.

“Arena’s Cloud PLM solution helps Trilliant reduce our product’s impact on the environment and achieve a more circular economy. Our partners and employees can collaborate in real time, 24/7 in a centralized system. By tracking and sharing RoHS, WEEE, and REACH compliance information with our supply chain partners, we’re able to address sustainability requirements earlier in our design phases, keep everyone on the same page, and develop greener, more sustainable products faster even though our product complexity is growing. ”

—Normand Whitehead, Sr. R&D Engineer Technologist
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Arena’s customers include many leading clean tech companies delivering truly innovative products that make a positive impact on our lives and the environment. With Arena, they’re able to drive sustainability across the entire product lifecycle—from engineering and quality, to supply chain and manufacturing. Read their stories.

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Picarro Gains Visibility, Traceability, and


Embracing Enterprise-Wide Accountability to Be the Best

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Accelerating the Path From Prototype to Production


Improving Visibility Across Design and Manufacturing

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Bridging the Gap Between Design and Execution

It’s Easy Being Green. Achieve Sustainable Product Development With Cloud PLM.

At Arena, a PTC Business, we’re committed to making a positive impact on the environment and the communities we’re a part of while developing solutions that help customers advance their product sustainability initiatives. Our cloud solutions are a greener option than on-premises software, enabling companies to reduce their energy consumption and carbon footprint.

TRANSITIONING SOFTWARE FROM ON-PREMISES TO AWS cuts the average carbon footprint by 88% without impairing server performance. 3

Arena PLM provides a centralized product record to help reduce design errors and scrap, enable global collaboration, provide visibility into the environmental impact of components, and accelerate time to market. It’s time to take a smarter and greener approach to product development.

Get started with your sustainable development initiatives