ISO 59004:2024

Circular economy — Vocabulary, principles and guidance for implementation ISO 59004:2024

Publication date:   May 22, 2024

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60.60 Standard published   May 22, 2024


ISO/TC 323 Circular economy

International Standard

01.040.13   Environment. Health protection. Safety (Vocabularies) | 13.020.20   Environmental economics. Sustainability | 01.040.03   Services. Company organization, management and quality. Administration. Transport. Sociology (Vocabularies) | 03.100.01   Company organization and management in general



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This document defines key terms, establishes a vision and principles for a circular economy, and gives guidance, including possible actions, for an organization to implement.
It is applicable to organizations seeking to understand and commit or contribute to a circular economy while contributing to sustainable development. These organizations can be either private or public, acting individually or collectively, regardless of type or size, and located in any jurisdiction, or position within a specific value chain or value network.

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ISO 59004:2024
60.60 Standard published
May 22, 2024