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A Circle Scan develops an understanding of the main components and impact areas within an organization’s broader system and quickly assesses and identifies opportunities to implement high-impact circular projects.

Companies that understand the benefits of a circular economy and seek to identify the major ‘circular’ impact areas and opportunities in their value chain will be the driving force in the evolution towards a circular economy.

With the ability to focus on organisations, specific products, supply chains or sectors, Circle Scan enables companies to establish a tangible direction for setting up circular projects by mapping the various value flows amongst stakeholders such as money, materials, energy, products, and brand value.

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Phase 1: System Mapping

An overview of your organisation’s metabolism and systems processes will be illustrated through a visual map, by conducting market research to analyse your current systems, to identify circular hotspots and leverage points.

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Phase 2: Visioning

A future vision will be developed and pilot projects identified to aid in the realisation of the vision by consulting key individuals and organisations within the system.

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Phase 3: Pilot Analysis

The transition readiness, feasibility, and impact of selected circular pilots will be analysed using the Circle Scorecard. The Circle Scorecard provides a measure of the direct and systems impact of a project based on energy use, value generation and the influence on ecosystems, culture and society.

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Circle Economy is currently helping to set up multiple pilot projects based on new business models, forms of cooperation, and technologies that were developed as a result of over 20 Circle Scans. These scans were completed in a wide range of sectors including construction, agriculture, and healthcare for companies such as Philips, ABN AMRO, and Friesland Campina.

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Knowledge into Action

Outcomes of the Circle Scan are translated into action in the Circle Deepdive, a workshop geared towards launching promising circular pilots by building coalitions that commit to a tangible implementation plan. The Circle Deepdive is set-up to engage key stakeholders who contribute their own understanding of the challenge to enrich and help implement the circular projects.

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