The Circularity Check: Background
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The Circularity Check is a tool to assist companies including SMEs, to become a sustainable and circular or resource-efficient enterprise by developing circular products and services. The Circularity Check is primarily intended as an instrument for self-evaluation by companies, from SMEs to multinationals. It has been developed by Ecopreneur and MVO Nederland, in cooperation with the companies WeSustain and Circular Future as a social project. MVO Nederland is the Dutch member of Ecopreneur.eu. The Circularity Check was based on earlier offline versions that were tested in 2017 by Ecopreneur.eu with a dozen green SMEs and pioneering companies, and in 2018 using live interviews with 11 SMEs in the Province of Friesland, the Netherlands.
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Links to several other non-for profit circular metrics tools for specific purposes can be found here:
- Circle Assessment – at the company level – by Circle Economy
- Circular Transition Indicator tool – for large companies – by the WBCSD
- Circulytics – integral tool for companies – by Ellen MacArthur Foundation
- Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS) – by the Circularity Dataset Initiative led by the government of Luxembourg
- Quick Scan – at company level – interactive scan based on Open Access book ORGANIZING for SUSTAINABILITY (Palgrave/Springer)
- Overview of 13 circular metrics tools (in Dutch) – by Het Groene Brein
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