ISO standards for the implementation of circular economy

5 de July de 2022

More and more steps are being taken to have a common reference and standardize the implementation of circular economy principles in organizations and business models.

The first drafts of the 59000 series standards on circular economy are now available and in the voting phase. These drafts are part of the technical work developed by the ISO/TC323 technical committee created in 2018.

Its goal is the standardization in the field of Circular Economy to develop frameworks, requirements, guides, support tools for the implementation of activities of all the organizations involved, to maximize the contribution to Sustainable Development, being excluded from this committee the aspects of Circular Economy already covered by other existing committees.

These are the following drafts:

  • ISO59004: Circular Economy “Terminology, principles and guidance for implementation”. It is intended for private or public organizations, acting individually or collectively, regardless of their type or size, and located in any jurisdiction or position within a specific value chain or value network.

  • ISO59010: Circular Economy “Guidelines on the transition of business models and value networks”. It applies to any organization that deals with products or services, regardless of its size, sector or region.

  • ISO59020: Circular Economy “Measurement and evaluation of circularity”. Framework to be used to determine the effectiveness of circular actions carried out by public and private organizations. Its purpose is to assist organizations in collecting the necessary information to enable circular economic practices that minimize the use of resources and/or allow a circular flow of resources and contribute to sustainable development.

The goal of the future series of ISO59000 standards on Circular Economy is made up of a total of seven standards.

Esquema Serie ISO59000

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