We are committed to supporting the transition towards a circular economy. Our products and production processes are aligned with circularity principles: designing out waste and pollution; keeping materials at their highest value; and restoring natural systems1. This is vital, as the construction industry consumes roughly half of virgin resources globally2, and the built environment is responsible for 30-40% of the global waste generation3.
We aim to use data to drive greater circularity, which is why we asked Circle Economy to develop a dashboard that supports our drive towards greater circularity and especially reducing the amount of virgin materials wherever possible. The dashboard’s headline indicator takes into account the durability of our products and shows the tonnes of non-virgin materials per year of use of our products. In addition, six performance indicators have been included such as ‘designed for recycling’ and ‘designed for reuse’. The dashboard illustrates our circularity strategy in a visual way, fosters transparency, and allows us to add more indicators to show our progress in the coming years.
The dashboard is aligned with the CSRD, EU Taxonomy and CTI Framework, and Circle Economy has provided a full methodology document with the details of each indicators and the calculation methods.