Circular economy is a different way of thinking and doing things

Companies approach us for a wide variety of issues surrounding their sustainability goals. Some of them want to know what has the heaviest environmental impact within their company. Others are looking for a biobased alternative to a fossil resource. Our goal is to make companies’ circular ambitions a reality. That is why we have specialized in Impact & Analysis, Circular & Biobased Products, Biomass & Agrifood and Transition & Operations. After all, you need all of these disciplines to turn a linear business operation into a circular one. And that is exactly what we guide companies in. It starts by providing insight into where the greatest environmental impact lies and thus where the opportunities are. We do this by means of an environmental impact analysis. These come in different shapes and sizes, so there is a suitable analysis for every business, product or situation. We provide CO2 footprint analyses, life cycle analyses (LCA) and map out the circularity performance. Such an impact analysis is the starting point in knowing what to do concretely. And organization don’t have to do those first steps all by themselves. We then guide them to actually take the steps necessary to become a circular enterprise. This requires a different way of thinking and acting. We regularly see, for example, that residual flows from production are labelled as waste. We want to give these streams value. One person’s waste is another person’s raw material. Together we look at what needs to be changed in, for example, business or production processes, but also at bio-based alternatives for fossil based resources.

European regulations regarding sustainability

Legislation and regulations are also a big part of the transition to a circular economy. For example, we take stock of whether your company already complies with the various European regulations on sustainability, such as the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive), which states that from 2024, large companies will be required to report on their impact on people and the environment. The European regulations surrounding the use of plastic packaging materials also raise many questions for companies because the member states are allowed to interpret and give substance to these regulations themselves. As a result, it is not always clear exactly what is expected of you and you may find that you are not in complaince. Or you do, but you pay too much and, of course, this is not desirable. In our work we like to make use of our large network. After all, sometimes a circular chain, the valorization routes for wastestreams and by-producst, or a bio-based alternative for a raw material does not yet exist. In that case, we work together with colleges and universities to find a solution for this. Together with companies, governments and knowledge institutions, we realize circular ambitions. A tangible result for companies and society is our ultimate goal. Do you have circular ambitions? Feel free to contact us!