DLL, a leading global financial solutions provider, helped to start up Rabobank’s Circular Economy (CE) Challenge in the Netherlands. This year-long initiative is designed to provide participating companies from the Food & Agri and Automotive sectors with insights into the opportunities and challenges of embracing a circular economic business model.
In a resource-constrained world, today’s economy of 'take, make, and dispose' is unsustainable. We need to reshape this linear business model to a circular economic model, where goods and materials are reused and recycled. While this development clearly provides attractive opportunities, commitment from other industries is essential to eventually start up this transition.
To help support this change, Rabobank last month kicked off a one-year CE Challenge with support from DLL and other Circular Economy Ambassadors. These include the Dutch Circle Economy Platform, MVO Nederland and Royal Haskoning DHV. Together, they will assist the nine participating international organizations in capitalizing on the opportunities provided by the circular economy. These companies include: Van Oers United, Hessing Supervers, Vivera, Tamoil Nederland BV, Auto Recycling Nederland, and Kargro Group. A variety of tools will enable the participants to gain insights into material flows in their regions, the potential impact of the circular business model on their businesses, and how it translates into products and services.