The road towards the circular economy
As Sabina Scarpeli, specialist in Socioeconomics and Sustainability and professor at the Circular Economy Academy, explained "some aspects relating to sustainability, such as environmental awareness and the importance of renewable energies, are beginning to take root; but others, like the circular economy, are more recent and still need to mature."
Here at Endesa, we are aware that our 9,000 employees can help design strategies that will enable us to implement the principles of the circular economy in our value chain and reorient our current production model so that it becomes circular.
This first edition of the Circular Academy consisted of 37 hours of online training with a very comprehensive programme that included subjects like circular business models, circular economy as a competitive advantage, circularity metrics, life cycle analysis, environmental management, product eco-design, waste, renewable raw materials, legislation and circular cities. "With the Academy we aim to provide our employees with knowledge and tools that will enable them to incorporate the principles of the circular economy into their daily work and this will lead to progress in the development of this new model," said Virginia Ocio.