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Enabling a Sustainable Future through Digitalisation

Trends driving the Design & Manufacturing and Architecture, Engineering & Construction Industries in APAC. 

Countries across the APAC region are increasing their commitment to sustainability. In 2021 Autodesk commissioned Frost & Sullivan to perform research into the D&M and AEC industries to uncover sustainability initiatives and investments underway in the region to see exactly where we stand. The report gathered insights from 560 companies across APAC.

Rapid evolution towards sustainable outcomes has increased

Products and services have evolved to focus on things like reduction in material consumption, waste reduction and circularity. To continue this trajectory, companies need to invest in R&D.

Leaders with vision work towards a sustainable future

65% of companies surveyed consider sustainability a formal strategic vision in their leadership approach, while 21% are planning to design a strategic approach towards sustainability in the future. Only 1% of respondents view sustainability as less of a priority for their leadership.

Survival is the key sustainability driver

Regulations and market forces, investor relations, and competitive advantage are the key drivers for sustainability across the companies interviewed. However, survivial in the market is what most drives efforts towards sustainability.