The disruptions caused by COVID-19 demonstrate the fragility of globalized, interconnected, complex supply chains. These disruptions challenge us to reflect on our linear consumption-based models and look for new opportunities. The circular economy has the potential to create an additional stream of raw materials helping to push supply chain sustainability forward.

This report discusses how CSCOs can increase raw materials security by championing the circular economy.

Our research shows that the circular economy will likely increase because: 

  1. The circular economy may provide a recovery mechanism.
  2. Company receptivity to new operating and business models is growing.
  3. Wider questions about supply chain design and resilience may also move organizations in a circular direction.

Explore these principles and more in the latest Executive Report.