Circular Economy is the structuring business model of sustainability

Earth Overshoot Day: Since the 1980s, the date by which humanity has consumed more resources than can be replenished has shifted. Whereas in the 1980s this day was in December, it is currently in August. The race for scarce resources is thus already in full swing.

Traditional business models are not able to absorb this circumstance. They always assume the infinite availability of resources and therefore lead to a ruinous procurement situation in the medium and long term.

Companies that act in the current situation and introduce open or closed loop approaches for themselves are investing in a significant competitive advantage.

Circular Economy

Thinking in cycles is the basis for sustainability.

The ideal of the circular economy is based on the idea of completely regenerative, global supply and trade chains that do not consume finite resources. The maxim for action for companies can be condensed into three strategic approaches:

  • Dematerialise (Reduce)
  • Reuse
  • Re- and up-cycling

These three strategic building blocks result in further effects that significantly increase the value of the company.
Thus, acting in cycles leads to significant cost savings, resource efficiency increases and to a possible market expansion through the introduction of further business models. The perspective of expanding the value of the company is decisive for our consulting.

The circular economy is the opposite of a linear economic model.
Its development and implementation is therefore not an "off the shelf" concept.

With the Licennium structuring model, the decisive development options can be derived very precisely. CE scenarios can thus be derived prototypically on this basis.

Structuring model

Even a circle has a beginning.

We analyse the current state of your company in relation to the parameters of the circular economy. The inventory covers the entire value chain and requires a high degree of confidentiality, which is a matter of course for us.

Many projects in the circular economy are pull-oriented and geared to requirements that have to be met. Part of our initial stocktaking is therefore the inclusion of legally relevant requirements.

The result of this initial analysis is a status quo presentation of the production units and products in the company in which a circular economy approach is possible and to what extent and with what potential. We implement the further steps of the strategy development within our service step "Business areas and growth".

We cover all facets of CE transformation.

Licennium is an "end-to-end" consultancy. The combination of strategy and transformation streamlines the process.


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Your benefits


We develop a CE system landscape with the help of which you can define and implement different objectives.


With the "minimum viable solutions" perspective, we can offer an operational project design on a case-by-case basis, in which individual CE units can be pragmatically developed and immediately implemented on the basis of prototypes.


Our project design is basically set up in such a way that many of your employees can be involved - this creates enthusiasm for the transformation process.

Moving forward together in a circle.

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