Our Mission

The mission of Stichting (Foundation) Circle Economy is to support projects which either:

  • advance the field of the circular economy by empowering individuals, advancing the knowledge available in the field, and/or creating useful outputs in the form of tools, methodologies, or programs that can be further used by the field of circular economy and sustainability; and or:
  • advance the ability of circular economy practices, examples, innovations, etc. to be used in the public domain by citizens, governments, and the public at large.

Our remuneration policy (ons beloningsbeleid)

The Foundation does not have any employees.

Our activities carried out in 2017

In 2017, Stichting Circle Economy received different gifts and donations from various foundations and funding organisations, including the Nationale Postcode Loterij, Adessium Foundation, and De Hoge Dennen. These funds were used to support the following projects:

    • Research and development for the Circle Market. This project was initiated by Circle Economy along with a variety of textile partners. More information can be found on the Circle Economy website.

    • Research and development for a number of tools to be used across sectors to implement circularity, including but not limited to:

    • The development of a compelling visual narrative ‘Circular Blueprint for the World’ consisting of interactive visuals and simple infographics. This ‘Blueprint’ is based on a global metabolism study that shows the impacts of different industries and sectors. It provides a solid foundation for our choice of sectors – as well as levers for change – to give the transition to the circular economy a boost.

    • Knowledge Hub on the circular economy. In August 2017, Circle Economy launched the beta version of an open source knowledge repository with more than 750 circular case studies, reports and articles. More information and access can be found through this link.

  • Built Environment and Circle Economy. In September 2017, Circle Economy launched a new sector programme ‘Circle Built Environment’. Circle Economy and ABN Amro published a report ‘A Future-Proof Built Environment’ identifying specific possibilities for the application of circular business models in the construction & real estate sector and explaining the opportunities that this creates for businesses.

Our activities to be carried out in 2018

The Foundation (Stichting) is expected to receive gifts and donations from various sources, including:

  • De Hoge Dennen

  • The Nationale Postcode Loterij

  • Adessium Foundation

  • and others

These funds will be used to support projects in the field of circularity that support the public good. When Stichting Circle Economy receives proposals for funding that are in line with our mission, proposals will be reviewed by the Stichting Board of Directors.

For more information regarding the internal controls and policies of Stichting Circle Economy, please refer to the attached document: Internal Regulations Stichting Circle Economy 2017.

Address: Keizersgracht 532 1017 EK Amsterdam

RSIN: 852056291

Our Board

Chair: Sietze Hepkema

Secretary:  Karin Jironet

Member: Robert-Jan van Ogtrop

Related Documents

Please find attached our most recent financial annual reports.







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