Corporate Circular Target-Setting


Enhance corporate circular target-setting by ultimately linking circularity to key environmental outcomes.



The current circular economy target-setting landscape is fragmented, lacking consistent guidance on how to define and implement circular targets, and without this, existing targets are self-defined and difficult to compare, hindering progress without being able to establish the true impact of circular economy business models. 

This initiative exists to harness metrics for business to support corporate circular target-setting, as a new focus of the Circular Economy Indicators Coalition, in collaboration with Accenture.  

We want to enable companies to create quantitative, targeted goals which drive measurable progress towards circularity and help companies navigate existing resources to measure and manage their progress. 

As the first step towards target-setting guidance for businesses, we have released a discussion document ‘Corporate target-setting for the circular economy: Mobilizing measurable progress’ which introduces research and consultation findings on the current challenges in setting corporate circular economy targets, and presents solutions needed to help mobilize more businesses in setting targets and to help companies better navigate the existing circular target-setting landscape. 

With this document, we intend to catalyse the conversation on circular targets by showing why they are needed, highlighting key challenges to and solutions for their adoption, and engaging companies to join the discussion on what's best for their sectors. 

We invite companies to get in touch and share their experiences to better guide more impactful circular target-setting and help support a global circular transformation. 







Total Energies 




World Economic Forum 


International Resource Panel