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European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) Circular Economy Guide

The European Federation of Foundations Contractor (EFFC) has published a Circular Economy Guide, one in a series of guides driving sustainability in the deep foundations and the geotechnical industry. The circular economy is now EU policy and looks to reuse materials and resources and at each stage to change the way industry continually consumes resources and energy.

This guide gives practical advice to contractors on the ways they can apply circular economy principles to their activity and reporting requirements. Each guide uses a “what, why, how, measure” approach to sustainability, assisting companies at every level, to access the information required to navigate legislative changes that will affect them both directly and indirectly through the supply chain.

EU legislation now requires companies to report on several areas to lead to a more sustainable future. Two key pieces of legislation are the CSRD (Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive) and Taxonomy regulations. The CSRD will require companies to report and be audited on: Climate change; pollution; water and marine resources; biodiversity and ecosystems; Resource use and circular economy from 2024/25.

To download the guide visit: EFFC Circular Economy Guide