BS 8001:2017 Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations. Guide

BS 8001:2017

Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations. Guide

Status : Current   Published : May 2017



What is this standard about?

In contrast to the ‘take, make, dispose’ model of the linear economy – the circular economy concept looks for materials to be repeatedly recovered and reused for as long as possible. It’s a concept that’s gaining growing international attention, so in response BSI has produced a first circular economy standard providing a practical framework to help organizations adopt circular economy approaches. 

Who is this standard for?

This standard can be used by any organization, regardless of sector, size, location or type. It will also be useful irrespective of an organization’s present level of knowledge and understanding of the circular economy.

Why should you use this standard? 

 The standard provides guidance and recommendations that will help an organization turn the circular economy concept and theory into practical action. It will help provide environmental benefits through improved resource use in addition to delivering financial and social benefits, through economic, employment and innovation opportunities.

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edie Sustainability Leaders Award finalist 2018

BS 8001:2017 is a finalist at the edie Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018, the prestigious awards celebrate sustainability excellence and innovation.

Standard NumberBS 8001:2017
TitleFramework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations. Guide
Publication Date31 May 2017
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)2008/98/EC, 1907/2006/EC, BS ISO 37500:2014, BS ISO 26000:2010, BS 8905:2011, BS EN ISO 14040:2006, BS EN 62430:2009, BS EN ISO 9000:2015, BS EN 13432:2000, BS 65000:2014, BS ISO 20121:2012, BS EN ISO 14001:2015, BS ISO 44001:2017, PAS 100:2018, BS 8900-1:2013, PAS 110:2014, ISO Guide 82:2014, BS 11000-2:2011, BS EN ISO 14006:2011, BS ISO 20400:2017, PD ISO/TR 14062:2002, BS 8887-2:2009
Draft Superseded By16/30342022 DC
DescriptorsManagement, Sustainable development, Sustainability, Economic development, Environmental management, Enterprises, Organizations, Commerce, Personnel, People, Conditions of employment, Purchasing, Risk analysis, Consumer-supplier relations, Contracts, Contracting, Tenders
ISBN978 0 580 92644 0
File Size6.708 MB

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