CSR | 02 June 2017

Groupe Renault and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a renewed commitment to promote the circular economy

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Partners since Septembre 2010, Groupe Renault and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation both believe in the necessity to preserve natural resources and ecosystems, which is possible thanks to the circular economy.
by Groupe Renault

An historic partnership

Renault first joined forces with Ellen MacArthur in 2007 and their partnership has provided a framework for the company’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched in 2010 with Renault as a founding partner.

Renault was involved right from the beginning of the Foundation’s journey - when the circular economy was just emerging as a coherent framework. Since then, Renault has put a circular economy approach into practice, demonstrating the economic rationale through many examples.”
Ellen MacArthur, Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation.

Today, Groupe Renault and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation deepen their ground-breaking partnership and embark on a new series of commitments to the circular economy.

We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. We have been working together for seven years and are now exploring how to embed circular economy in our international operations. Some of Renault’s future projects include studies into extending our European remanufacturing model into other regions of the world, such as India, Brazil, Morocco and China, as well as continuing its deployment over the lifecycle of electric vehicle batteries and new mobility solutions,”
Jean-Philippe Hermine, Groupe Renault’s Vice President of Strategic Environmental Planning.

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A special partnership to promote the circular economy

Renault experts engage regularly in dialogue with members of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to seek out new technical solutions, processes and circular economic models, and to liaise on strategic planning and the Groupe’s rollout of the Competitive Circular Economy programme, as well as raising awareness among employees and shareholders.

Renault shares with the Foundation its broad-based manufacturing and remanufacturing expertise and case studies to assist with promoting the circular economy among economic decision-makers.

Renault contributes to the macro-economic reports produced by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation containing economic research. These reports calculate the potential benefits of a transition to a circular economy and show how the model can adapt to the realities of a global economy.

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