Circular economy

A circular transition is pivotal in enabling companies to grow, while reducing their negative impacts. We help our clients integrate circular economy principles into product design, design processes and business strategy.

Close the loop on material impact.

The production, consumption, and waste of materials is a key driver of negative environmental impacts. Commonly, growing business revenue has necessitated growing a business’ material footprint – which subsequently entails higher GHG emissions, increased biodiversity, loss and higher production costs. The circular economy offers a viable alternative that also drives business value.

To achieve climate neutrality by 2050, preserve our natural environment and reinforce our economic competitiveness, our economy needs to be completely circular.

Mr Frans Timmermans

Executive Vice-President for the European Green Deal

Historically, industry has focused on material recycling. This is not enough, as it doesn’t address the core issue. Instead we must design out waste and pollution at the outset, by creating products with sustainable materials that can stay in use for longer, and safely be repurposed after use.

We support business transformation through a variety of activities, ranging from strategy and target setting to product design and innovation process review as well as market analysis and capacity building.

Products and services

Setting a baseline

  • Product design review & LCA screening
  • Regulatory assessment of upcoming policy
  • Best practice identification and opportunity mapping
  • Market analysis and competitor review

Defining a circularity strategy

  • Review of current design and innovation practices
  • Design guide development
  • Supply chain and sourcing strategy
  • Strategy, KPIs and target setting in line with EU standards (incl. ESRS reporting requirements)

Implementation support

  • Capacity building and leadership training
  • Decision making support during product development

We have designed an economy where business benefits from poor utilisation of products and materials - In Europe cars are parked 92% of the time, 1/3 of food is lost, and 60% of office space is vacant during office hours – but the positive is that redesigning this model entails greater opportunities, both to business and society.

Maja Johannessen

Senior Manager

Start your circular economy journey with us

Contact our circular economy lead Maja Johannessen.

Contact Maja