1.4 Circular Economy - BasicsLearning plan

What are the advantages and characteristics of a circular economy? What does Cradle to Cradle mean? In this module, learn about the basics of the circular economy and the connections with procurement.

The module covers the following content:

Sustainable development & circular economy
  • Sustainable development & circular economy
  • Systems view – from an isolated approach of the three sustainability dimensions to the nested circles
  • Requirements to establish circular processes in your company
  • Benefits of a transition from linear to circular thinking & acting
From linear to circular supply chains, basic concepts and overall principles and the seven schools of thought
  • From linear to circular supply chains
  • Circular economy – basic concepts and definition
  • Circular economy – overall principles
  • Circular economy – schools of thought
  • Circular economy in the EU – outlook
  • Best Practice
Overview Cradle to Cradle concept
  • Crade to cradle – basic concept
  • Cradle to cradle – product design concept & example
  • Cradle to cradle – certification & example
Overview circular procurement
  • Cradle to cradle – the power of procurement: Definition of Circular Procurement
  • Cradle to Cradle: The 8 steps of circular procurement
  • Best Practice

Course languages: German, English with optional Mandarin subtitles

课程语言:德语、 英语、 英语发音中文字幕
Course type Seminar
Learning Duration 33 Minutes
Price 160.50 EUR (incl. 7% VAT rate)
Target Group
This module is aimed at:
  • CPOs and Purchasing Managers
  • CSR Professionals
  • Suppliers of Goods and Services
  • Strategic Buyers and Category Managers
  • Tactical Purchasers and Supplier Managers
Learning Objectives
After having accomplished this training, the participant will:
  • Know the basics of circular economy (CE) based on a systems view of sustainable development and understand the benefits
  • Become familiar with the general concept of circular economy and its seven schools of thought
  • Understand the Cradle to Cradle concept as a holistic design concept and framework
  • Are able to name the necessary steps for a circular procurement
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