Gate C is a consulting firm helping businesses to capture the value of the circular economy
Our services: consulting for a circular economy
We help clients to map the benefits and capture the value of the circular economy.
In a circular economy, business models are resource efficient. Therefore, they improve the economic and environmental performance of businesses. According to the European Commission, circular economy could save business the equivalent to 8% of their annual turnover.
To help our clients capture the value of these circular economy business models, we follow a practical 3 steps approach.
1. Identify opportunities
We help our clients exploring the benefits of a circular economy using a robust methodology. Often, we can identify opportunities during half a day workshops.
2. Build capabilities
We deliver trainings to build our clients capabilities. Our training program features three modules that can be customised to our client needs. We also deliver specific trainings on alternative to plastic, circular sourcing, etc.
3. Capture values
We have designed a robust set of tools to help our clients capture the value of the circular economy.
Examples of our work
Adopt circular sourcing strategies
We help purchasing departments adopt circular sourcing strategies to reduce
costs, secure supplies and save resources.
For a global chemical company purchasing 8 billion € worth of products and service worldwide, we identified circular sourcing strategies that reduced the TCO of several equipment by more than 20%.
Design and execute circular strategies
We help businesses to define and execute a robust circular economy strategy using a 4 steps approach.
We helped a specialized retailer to identify circular offering, such as second-hand and refurbished products sales, to face declining sales.
Find sustainable alternatives to plastic
We help businesses to find sustainable alternatives to plastic for consumer packaging, industrial packaging and point of sales displays.
For a packaging goods company, we delivered a one day course on alternatives to plastic to R&D, purchasing, packaging and marketing managers. We leverage hundreds of examples and cases studies.
We help businesses use chemicals more than once to improve their economic and environmental performance.
For a consumer
packaged goods manufacturer, we identified that switching to a
pay-per-use model would reduce the total
cost of ownership of a high-volume chemical
Turn industrial waste into product
We help businesses to better capture the value of industrial waste by leveraging circular models such as recycling, cascading and reuse.
We helped a chemical producer to sell chemical waste as a product and save 400,000 euros per year. We leveraged a digital matchmaking platform to identify customers for these by products.
We use several tools to help our clients identify, qualify and prioritise circular-economy business models.
Businesses need to define indicators to track their transition toward a circular economy. We help our clients setting out clear KPIs by choosing them from our list of more than 100 qualified circularity indicators.
We have identified and qualified the 5 main sourcing strategies leveraging the circular economy. By improving material efficiency, these strategies reduce costs and environmental impacts.
Digital platform to match waste with ressource
We use a digital platform to match waste supply from one industrial process with raw material demand from another, turning “waste into wealth”. The platform leverage big data, statistical data and machine learning technologies.
Reverse logistics maturity model
The model assesses the reverse logistics maturity level. It describes the characteristics of successful reverse logistics processes across multiple dimensions.
Supply chains were very efficient. Until now. By implementing circular economy strategies, businesses could build more resilient supply chains
During the Covid-19 pandemic, circular economy helped hospitals face supplies shortage. Can it help businesses face the worst recession ever?
Reverse logistics is sometimes described as the logistics going in the “wrong direction”. Yet, by closing the loop of product lifecycles, it plays an important role to transitioning to a circular economy.
Businesses have been making huge losses by failing to capture the value of industrial waste, but applying circular economy strategies, enabled by new technologies, could create cost-saving opportunities as well as profitable new revenue streams.
Today, many factories are using energy service companies to improve their energy efficiency.
Tomorrow, they will very likely buy pay per use services to improve their resource efficiency.
To maintain the value of materials and products in the economy for as long as possible, the circular economy needs to have access not only to waste, but also to information regarding said waste.
The time when flights were cancelled, trains were delayed and elevators broke down may soon be over. Today, products are able to predict their own future. Thanks to predictive maintenance, they can forecast failures before they occur.
The circular economy and digitalisation will be the two most important trends employed by Germany’s chemical industry as it moves towards 2030. These trends, according to the German Chemical Industry Association, will “fundamentally alter the way” the industry is working.
and repair need to be better supported by governments, businesses and, also, consumers. Thanks to them, products are
not just consumables anymore, they become assets, our assets.
There wasn’t a lot of alternatives to plastic. Until now.
To improve material efficiency, purchasing departments could leverage circular economy.
For decades, industrial companies have improved labour productivity to reduce their costs. Today, they should rather focus on resource productivity, and create jobs.
Unlike many other sectors, hospitals have not yet fully optimised their production resources. But that can change.
Electronic and electric equipment manufacturers are amongst the world’s most innovative companies. But so far they’ve taken little advantage of their unique capacity to adopt circular design approaches.
In the press
We provide circular economy consulting services mainly to corporations, from a wide range of industries. We also work with territories and business associations. Our clients include:
Gate C is a boutique consulting firm. Our team of 5 experienced consultants combines a strong experience in management consulting, a solid expertise in industries and circular economy. Since its creation in 2012, Gate C has led more than a hundred circular economy projects.
Gate C is managed by Rémy Le Moigne. Rémy has conducted dozens of circular economy consulting projects. He is the author of several award-winning books on circular economy. He regularly publishes insights for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, GreenBiz, etc. Before founding Gate C, Rémy was a partner of Deloitte supply chain strategy practice where he led projects in Europe and Africa.
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