As BV reports, companies steps towards future regulations means evolving towards a circular economy model, in which resources are reused and recycled.
Following companies' transition, Bureau Veritas Certification supports organisations with its sustainability training, auditing and certification services.
Meanwhile, Sébastien Fox, Vice-President Certification at Bureau Veritas, commented
Public awareness of the threats posed by climate change has grown dramatically in recent years, and governments and companies are increasingly focusing on reducing energy use, resource consumption and waste generation along the product or service life-cycle.
Although many urge towards a more circular business model, the circular economy is disruptive; Meaning that firms should think of their existing linear business models which generate waste at each stage of production and consumption, and demands new skills for product and process design. It can be challenging to adopt, particularly for large companies in traditional industries.
Therefore, Bureau Veritas' Circular+ services provide organisations with a practical framework to rethink their processes step-by-step.
Sébastien Fox added
Circular+ is a holistic approach that offers process audit and management system services to help organizations manage both their environmental and social impacts. Audits provide a way to identify issues, report on the effectiveness of controls, and track the achievement of objectives over time.
The ISO 14001:2015 standard for environmental management systems is central to the Circular+ approach; it encourages a lifecycle view of products and services, and provides a framework for addressing impacts. Bureau Veritas Certification is also supporting clients on energy management via training, audits and certification to ISO 50001.
Risks relating to raw materials are addressed through dedicated schemes, for example FSC and PEFC for wood-based products, or ASI for aluminum.