In contrast to the ‘take, make, dispose’ model of the linear economy – the circular economy concept looks for materials to be repeatedly recovered and reused for as long as possible. It’s a concept that’s gaining growing international attention, so in response BSI has produced a first circular economy standard providing a practical framework to help organizations adopt circular economy approaches. A free-to-download executive briefing has also been produced aimed at senior-level decision makers. This Executive Briefing is aimed at executives, decision-makers and senior managers. It provides a short overview of why the circular economy might be beneficial to organizations and how BS 8001 can help them take steps towards becoming more circular and create direct and indirect value.