At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the World Business Council For Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Circular Transition Indicators (CTI) framework and a supporting online tool (built by Circular IQ) for companies to assess their circularity. The CTI, developed in collaboration with KPMG, provides companies with a transparent, universal and consistent way of measuring circularity, giving companies a common language and relevant insights for well-informed decision-making.
As part of their ambition to integrate circularity into their operations, Dutch Railways was one of the first companies to measure their circular performance using the CTI and its accompanying tool. With support from KPMG, Dutch Railways set out to gain insight into the level of circularity of part of their retail business. In this initial project, they focused on the packaging materials used or added by their own food formulas Kiosk, Railcatering, StationsHuiskamer and Julia's, which are located at train stations throughout the Netherlands. Now that the project has been finalized, they are looking forward to applying the CTI framework on their core business: trains. Which lessons learned out of the first CTI assessment do they take with them?