In an ever-changing world where raw materials are becoming scarce there is a great need for circular entrepreneurship. On a global level, materials and products must be handled in a more sustainable way. The word circularity is crucial to reach that goal. Unfortunately currently the global economy is only 8.6% circular. This means that over 90% of the raw materials entering the economy is ultimately wasted and is not recycled. Circular entrepreneurship is necessary to change this and to further increase this global percentage.
The aim of a circular economy is to maximize the reuse of products and raw materials and minimize the loss of value at the same time. Or in other words: using products, raw materials and services in an economic and smart way. This means that companies who want to work according the principles of circular entrepreneurship. Their designers have to think carefully in advance about the materials they want to use and how these can be reused when the end-of-life of a product has been reached.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
People are talking more and more about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). As an organization, it is possible to distinguish yourself on several CSR areas. Kiwa’s quality declarations, tests and inspections add to people’s safety and health, both at work and at home, and in general to a safer, healthier, more sustainable world in which quality assurance and verification bring transparency for you yourself and your customers.