In our third report, ‘Sustainable Innovation’, the DSGC described their vision for the future:
“The Netherlands as a sustainability and innovation valley, a breeding ground for science
and innovation.” We now add an important aspect to this vision, as we are convinced that
the Netherlands have the potential of becoming the ‘circular hotspot’ of Europe.
Many organizations are working hard to contribute to the circular economy across various
value chains. Also DSGC companies have either just started or have been working for some
time on developing a more circular business model.
With this publication, DSGC aims to share practical experiences and encourage other
business leaders, who might be wondering how or where to start. The report highlights
benefits and challenges that you may encounter. Circular economy experts have been very
open in sharing their experiences. We hope this can be helpful to others, to start or to
accelerate their journey. The sooner more companies tap into the economic and ecological
benefits resulting from going circular, the faster we can achieve the necessary tipping
points to realize a change. This will not only enable us to sustain business but it may also
secure our companies and the Dutch economy as a whole a leading international position,
ahead of the curve. Let us start, co-create in partnerships and travel together, on this
exciting journey towards a circular economy.