Six founding partners and their members are paving the way to a new future.
Our partners, all sustainability leaders, set the agenda. Having aligned on a vision for a circular electronics industry by 2030 they will leverage industry voices and advocate for the transition.
“ The RBA, its member companies and the Circular Electronics Partnership are working toward a circular economy that protects the environment and creates new economic opportunities in global supply chains. Our participation in the CEP reflects our strong commitment to these efforts. ”Rob Lederer – CEO, Responsible Business Alliance
“ The Global Electronics Council is honored to have been invited to join the Circular Electronics Partnership as a founding member. Procurement is an essential demand driver for achieving Circularity and as an organization focused on supporting large-scale purchasers globally, we are pleased to have contributed to the roadmap. We are excited about our 2021 global campaign, cited in the roadmap, to have countries and companies commit 10% or more of their IT spend on circular and sustainable products and services with the goal of 50% or more by 2030. ”Nancy Gillis – CEO, Global Electronics Council (GEC)
“ Electronics have transformed the way we live and work, and industry partners are urgently working towards greater sustainability. As a cross-sector leadership platform, PACE is pleased to work closely with the CEP and other partners to drive continual progress in the electronics industry as set out in the Circular Economy Action Agenda and the Circular Electronics Roadmap. The CEP is a great example of how leaders can take action to test and scale responsible business models based on circular design principles and closed loop systems. ”David B. McGinty – Global Director, PACE
“ There’s no time to waste in finding sustainable solutions for consumption and production. The roadmap and vision set forth by the Circular Electronics Partnership will create the necessary momentum to maximize resources, transform value chains and make the circular transition in electronics a reality. ”Dominic Waughray – Managing Director, World Economic Forum
“ As technology continues to be integrated into every facet of society, there is an urgent need to address the negative externalities that come with our desire to grow and innovate. GeSI is proud to be part of the CEP as it aligns with the core belief of our Digital with Purpose Movement—that technology, innovation, and collaboration can transform the fortunes of our planet. ”Luis Neves – CEO, GeSI
“ Electronics are omnipresent. Far beyond just computers, monitors and phones, electronics are commonly found in everything from clothing to toys. As applications scale, they should be circular in design, production, use and recovery to create a nature, climate and people positive value chain. The Circular Electronics Partnership embodies this ambition and can serve as the center of gravity for electronics circularity. WBCSD is proud to host the CEP and we look forward to implementing the Roadmap with our Partners and the biggest companies in electronics. ”Peter Bakker – President & CEO, WBCSD
The CEP is a clearinghouse and convener of the partner organisations, member companies and supporters.
Our members put our collective ambition into action, scaling solutions across the value chain.
“ Since creating our first OptiPlex desktop with recycled plastic in 2007 we have been on a mission to drive innovative approaches to accelerate the circular economy. It’s why we set an ambitious goal to get to 50% recycled or renewable materials across our entire product portfolio by 2030. But as an industry, we need to move faster. Which is why the Circular Electronics Partnership is so important – to drive collaboration and eliminate roadblocks to make bigger strides in circularity. ”Michael Murphy – Vice President, Product Development Engineering at Dell Technologies
“ Circularity is all about innovation and customer value. Topics that are at the heart of the electronics industry. The CEP combines two parts of our industry that were long considered adversaries: positive impact and commercial success. We are taking part in this partnership because it adds one more thing: action. ”Joost de Kluijver – CEO, Closing the Loop
“ Security Matters (SMX) supports and acknowledges the leadership role of the WBCSD and the importance of the Circular Electronics Partnership (CEP) Initiative in making sustainable electronics a consumer and industry standard. SMX aims to lead the sustainability revolution in electronic consumption through the use of its digital twin technology and blockchain platform solutions. This will enable companies to successfully transition to a truly circular economy in a tangible, credible and measurable way – where every material is fully utilized, and nothing goes to waste. ”Haggai Alon – CEO, Security Matters Ltd
“ Since the 80s, Glencore Recycling has responsibly recycled over a million tonnes of scrapped electronics and recovered copper and precious metals. This translates into several million tons of devices that could otherwise have ended up in landfills. CEP aims to improve circularity in the electronics sector and reduce the emissions footprint of the electronics we use every day. This is aligned with our own ambition of net zero total emissions by 2050, and we are delighted to be a founding member of CEP. ”Nico Paraskevas – Head of Marketing, Copper & Cobalt, Glencore
“ The CEP’s roadmap sets our clear objectives and actions for the electronics industry and associated supply chain to achieve circularity by 2030. In line with Sims Limited’s purpose to create a world without waste to preserve our planet, Sims Lifecycle Services is committed to contributing to achieving this vision. Participating in the development of the roadmap allowed us to share our experience in partnering with organizations to create circular ITAD and recycling programs and learn from others. We look forward continuing the relationship with CEP and working towards transformative, sustainable business models for electronics. ”Ingrid Sinclair – Global President, Sims Lifecycle Services
“ As a global producer of sustainable additives, LANXESS fully supports the transition to a circular electronics value chain. ”Karsten Job – SVP, Head of Business Unit Polymer Additives, LANXESS
“ By aligning with our fellow CEP participants to focus on best practices, we can work together to play an impactful role in accelerating positive change and move all electronics from a linear economy to a circular economy. ”John Shegerian – Chairman/CEO, ERI
“ An open exchange of ideas, and collective action by those in a position to fundamentally advance global sustainability standards. That’s how we catalyze the industry toward circularity, and why the work of the Circular Electronics Partnership is so vital. ”Ali Fenn – President, ITRenew
“ Sustainability is at the very heart of everything musicMagpie does, so we’re thrilled to be joining CEP to help drive the transition towards a more sustainable, circular industry and working with a number of brilliant partners to realise this vision. ”Sam Vesey – Chief Sustainability Officer, musicMagpie
“ Iron Mountain is proud to join CEP to champion data security and environmental sustainability for our global community. As e-waste proliferates, CEP promotes collaboration towards circularity from the design of products and services to creating systems which encourage circular flows. ”Deirdre Evens – EVP, IT Asset Lifecycle Management, Iron Mountain
“ At Currys, we’re giving technology longer life. Through design, repair, recycling and reuse, we’re improving our use of resources and creating circular business models in ways nobody else can. We’re thrilled to join CEP, and we’ll use our scale and expertise to help drive industry action that will help everyone enjoy amazing technology. ”Alex Baldock – Group Chief Executive, Currys
“ As a company providing Circular Economy solutions, joining CEP will allow us to collaborate with many more organisations working to improve conditions and innovations for more and more circular activity for the Electronics Industry. ”Jean Cox-Kearns – Chief Sustainability Officer, TES
“ ERM is proud to become a member of CEP working with like-minded companies to accelerate the transition to a more circular economy—particularly as the demand for electronics increases. ”Sabine Hoefnagel – Global Director of Brand & Services, ERM