NIST MEL SLIM (Sustainable & Life-cycle Information-based Manufacturing) project aims at establishing a NACFAM Sustainable Manufacturing Council to provide NACFAM members with a collaborative venue in which they can share and benefit from each other’s experiences, needs, best practices in the area of sustainability by: 1) addressing both the manufacturing of “sustainable” products and the sustainable manufacturing of all products; 2) considering the full sustainability life-cycle issues related to the manufactured products; 3) sharing best practices and innovations for sustainable manufacturing; 4) providing learning opportunities for workers in sustainable manufacturing; 5) creating sustainable manufacturing business opportunities; and 6) developing objective research-based policy ideas.