Circular economy

What does becoming circular mean and how do I deal with that?

In a circular world, materials are part of a cycle and energy comes from renewable sources. Circularity therefore requires both a material and energy transition. This is drastic and involves some questions. How can I reduce my emissions in the short term? How do I eventually become completely climate-neutral? Which raw materials can I use? Where do I get them? How can I ensure that I do not compromise on quality? How do I remain competitive and profitable?

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Our approach: we include your ecosystem

Driven by regulations, international climate agreements, new customer demands and market initiatives, the circular economy is a crucial theme that no one can ignore. No one becomes circular on its own: companies and organizations are bound by the rules of the chain in which they operate. Therefore, our approach is to work from the ecosystem of our clients, which means we also include suppliers and customers. The transformation to (more) circular business operations is by definition complex, but also a huge driver of innovation, creativity, involvement and enthusiasm. As PwC in the Netherlands, we experience it ourselves, since we have formulated the ambition to operate in a circular way by 2030.

How can we help you?

PwC helps organizations to strategically position themselves within the circular economy and to let them benefit from the opportunities of a circular business model. We identify developments and opportunities and set priorities together, so that you can do business in a circular economy in a competitive manner. Our business practice is multidisciplinary and we have a large network, which enables us to assist you from formulating to implementing a strategy. We speak your language and connect sector knowledge to years of experience in designing and setting up various business functions. We help you with the transformation to a circular business model by:

  • Strategic development: internal and external analysis, determining the ambition, providing insight into current performance, identifying risks and preparing decision-making.
  • Developing a business case: detailed quantification of costs and benefits.
  • Organizational structure: designing and implementing the necessary change in the ecosystem inside and outside the organization in order to work in a circular manner.
  • Evaluation: continuous monitoring of the realized benefits using advanced dashboards for internal and external user groups.

During the transformation you can always use the latest insights and techniques that PwC has developed, such as the Circular business game, Metabolic mapping, Circular design sprint, OptiMaL Business circular self-assessment and Responsible business modeling. Each process is tailored to your challenge, so that we create the value you are looking for.

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Jan-Willem van den Beukel

Jan-Willem van den Beukel

Senior manager, PwC Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)88 792 46 58

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