GRI promotes circular economy

Tue 11/08/2020 by Richard Wilkinson
GRI promotes circular economy

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) has launched a Business Leadership Forum (BLF) on the circular economy and waste reporting. The GRI is an independent international organisation that helps businesses, governments and other organisations understand and communicate their sustainability impacts. The BLF has been set up to answer crucial questions concerning the measurement and reporting of waste prevention, as well as how to take advantage of the opportunities presented by circularity.

The aim of the BLF is to provide expert guidance and peer learning, bringing together a small group of business executives for a series of interactive sessions over the coming year. The BLF will involve a series of webinars, open to individuals who register by 14 August, plus an in-person meeting in the US, scheduled for next summer.

Topics set to be covered include circularity trends, mapping waste impacts in the value chain, circularity measurement methodologies, company case studies and ways to make the most of the GRI Waste Standard, which was launched in May.

Tim Mohin, chief executive of GRI, said,

“The GRI Waste Standard enables companies to critically assess waste generation, raise ambition for circularity and be a driver for improvement. This is about fundamentally challenging the perception of waste, from an unwanted residue to a valuable resource.”

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