Companies increasingly recognize the circular economy as a key business opportunity. Important stakeholders, including investors and consumers, are pressing companies to take a comprehensive look at their value chains for opportunities to transform their business model.

ERM partners with clients and world-leading organizations to deliver solutions and advance the circular economy. Successful participation in the circular economy requires clear objectives and commitment. ERM facilitates work by coalitions and individual companies to effect large-scale changes that make sustainability part of their culture and purpose.

…a circular economy

aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. It entails gradually decoupling economic activity from the consumption of finite resources, and designing waste out of the system. Underpinned by a transition to renewable energy sources, the circular model builds economic, natural, and social capital. It is based on three principles:

  • Design out waste and pollution
  • Keep products and materials in use
  • Regenerate natural systems

Source: WBCSD CEO Guide to Circular Economy