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Smart manufacturing supports sustainability. But what does sustainability mean? Today, it means three things. First, economic sustainability — the company must make a profit to stay in business. Second, environmental sustainability — the company must take care of the environment in everything that it does. Third, social responsibility — the company must be socially responsible in all its business dealings. There’s even a name for this definition of sustainable: the “triple bottom line.” And it’s not optional.