The circular economy is a highly topical issue that affects many organisations wanting to adopt circular solutions into their production systems. Indeed, the modern economy is increasingly moving away from the concept of ‘linearity’ to approach that of ‘circularity’, extending the lifecycle of products and helping reduce waste to a minimum.
In September 2015, the governments of 193 UN member countries signed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which contains 17 Sustainable Development Goals, one of which is that of guaranteeing responsible and sustainable consumption and production models.
To implement the United Nations 2030 Agenda, in January 2020 the European Parliament approved the European Green Deal. Immediately afterwards, in March 2020, the European Commission approved a new action plan on the circular economy, partially modifying that of 2015.
Organisations wanting to stand out as leaders in the field of circular economy management can adopt a circular economy management system and, pending the release of the ISO TC 323 standard on circular economy management prepared by the ISO committee, can refer to the “XP X30-901 Circular Economy - Circular economy project management system - Requirements and guidelines” standard developed by AFNOR.
Circular economy certification according to the XP X30-901 standard offers numerous benefits to organisations, including:
The main stages of the certification process include:
RINA has many years of experience in the field of sustainability and is accredited and recognised by the accreditation bodies and owners of the main certification schemes in the sectors of sustainability and the circular economy.