Leading sustainability indicators for circular economy

This database is a comprehensive collection of leading sustainability-related indicators for manufacturing companies. The indicators are collected through a systematic literature review with following information registered: name, detailed description, formula, unit of measurement, and purpose of measurement. The leading indicators in the database are classified according to environmental, economic and social dimensions of sustainability, for a range of business processes and various circular economy strategies. This classification allows the configuration of different combinations of circular solutions to be exploited in various business processes, thus displaying a suitable set of sustainability performance indicators to be measured early in the decision-making stage.

The database of performance indicators is a first building block of a foundation for the development of a sustainability screening framework, which will also comprise a procedure for a systematic indicator selection and guidelines for decision-making for sustainability in a circular economy context.