Measurement tools

Measurement tools

Tondo uses nationally and internationally recognised methodologies to analyze and measure the circularity of companies, entities and organizations. Through our measurement tools, it is possible to measure the circularity level at a product, company or city level.

The measurement tool of products is founded on an internationally recognized methodology, the Material Circularity Indicator by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. By inputting the necessary data, a product’s level of circularity is calculated. Starting with raw material flows, inputs and outputs related to the product, product-specific energy, water consumed, and packaging.

The advantages of the product tool

The tool supports the comprehension of the circularity level of a product by providing an overview of the different flows that make up the production processes and end of life of a product. In addition, the tool allows companies to compare different products, monitor them over time, test new designs, and identify areas for improvement towards minimizing environmental impact.

The measurement tool of companies follows is made by 71 indicators, and maps six key areas of the company: material resources and components; energy and water resources; waste and emissions; logistics; product/service; human resources, policy and sustainability assets. Those indicators and the calculation methodology come from the UNI/TS 11820 technical specification. Based on this norm, the tool provides the circularity level of the whole company.

The advantages of the company tool

The tool makes it possible to assess the effectiveness of production processes and to identify critical areas where to reduce waste and optimise the use of resources. A further advantage that the tool offers companies is that they can use the dataset and the measurement results both for a possible third-party conformity assessment by an accredited body and to draw up a complete and transparent sustainability report. In addition, it’s possible to assess one’s level of circularity to take targeted action on production processes following the principles of the Circular Economy. This means adhering to the priorities outlined in the Green Deal and Component 1 of Mission 2 of PNR, “Circular Economy and Sustainable Agriculture”.

The measurement tool of cities starts by analyzing the tools available in the literature. It uses 97 indicators to understand the level of circularity of cities. It investigates material and energy flows, emissions, the efficiency of economic operations, and the quality of life of citizens.

Advantages of the city tool

The tool’s 97 indicators provide an overview of the territory and help identify areas where to intervene with concrete projects to transform the city into a sustainable and resilient urban environment.

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