The circular economy, an Italian success story

Published on Tuesday, 20 March 2018

“The circular economy enables the creation of new business models that combine innovation and sustainability as a strategic choice to gain a competitive advantage”

– Francesco Starace, CEO and General Manager Enel

Enel can boast numerous examples of the circular economy, including the Futur-e project for the reconversion of 23 former power stations. Futur-e puts the principles of the circular economy into practice: from the original approach to the project right through to the ways in which the most sustainable solutions are identified and implemented, creating a complex project on a grand scale.

In addition to involving our suppliers in the circular process, we have also developed a method - the CirculAbility model - to measure the circularity of products, services and assets, which takes into account the 5 cornerstones of the circular economy.  

The Enel CEO went on to explain how the Group promoted an Alliance alongside other large corporations, with which Enel signed a Manifesto in order “to accelerate the transition towards a circular model.”

“The 100 examples of excellence included in this report describe a country that, despite many setbacks and disadvantages, has gained advanced experience in crucial areas such as environmental sustainability, the management of scarce resources and the fight against climate change”

– Ermete Realacci, President of the Symbola Foundation

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