Review of the Roundtable Measurement and Assesment of Circularity

A globally harmonized and broadly supported approach to measuring and assessing circularity

June 30th 2021 | Claudia Bucher

On June 15, 2021, the online workshop “Introduction to the Measurement and Assessment of Circularity and Circularity Performance” took place. More than 80 participants* from Switzerland and abroad attended the successful workshop and discussed various issues and challenges regarding the circular economy in 13 breakout sessions.


Circular Economy Switzerland, Intep and the Swiss Association for Standardization (SNV) invited to the online workshop “Introduction to the measurement and assessment of circularity and circularity performance” on June 15, 2021. There was a thematic introduction to the core issues of the circular economy, as these are currently being developed as standards in the ISO Technical Committee TC323. Furthermore, the status and central topics of the upcoming ISO standard 59020 measurement and assessment of circularity were presented in more detail. Participants learned essential aspects of the role of the international ISO standards with regard to the implementation of circular economy in organizations and specifically on the subject of “measuring and assessing circularity”. Two exciting presentations were given by René Wasmer (SNV) and Nadja Lavanga (intep). In the subsequent discussion, challenges and possibilities for measuring and assessing circularity based on the experiences of the participants were exchanged.


The results and findings of the breakout sessions can be downloaded in summary form.