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SSEF Sustainability Seminars: Closing the Circle

October 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


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SwissCham is delighted to invite you to join our next online session of our SSEF-Working Groups on the topic of Closing the Circle on Tuesday October 20, 2020.

After a first meeting with each of our five working groups, we will continue to deepen our knowledge in a second round of discussion. This second round will host four seminars each covering transversal issues that came out of our first exchanges:

  • Customer oriented certification (Thu, Oct 15)
  • Closing the Circle (Tue, Oct 20)
  • Data-driven Decision Making (Mon, Oct 26)
  • The future of gatherings (Tue, Oct 27)


Closing the Circle

Population growth and rapid rising standards of living are accelerating the demand for natural resources and materials derived from them. The current depletion of the planet’s natural stock is having unprecedented harmful environmental, social and economic consequences.

For corporation, moving away from the traditional linear model of extensive extracting, manufacturing, owning and disposing of products will be crucial to remain competitive and durable. More circular business models are seen as a essential way to address resource inefficiency and promote the development of sustainable materials, both central to the G7 and G20 agendas and at the heart of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Coming from different sectors, companies gathered in this discussion will exchange on how to embrace this evolution. Key topics such as improved productivity, greener production modes, shift towards services and sharing models and even longer and slower product life scheme will be extensively explored. Stakeholders will also provide insights on how breakthrough innovation in sustainable materials and the creation of by-products along the entire value chain allow firm to shift towards more sustainable models.

At the end of the circle, businesses will try to identify what it is needed to engage executives and policy makers to fully adopt repair, remanufacture, recycle and replace paradigms. Single items use, such as plastic, will be a key subject of this discussion.


Mr. Joe Liu

Managing Director – Fraisa




Case Studies

New manufacturing

ReTool: circular lifecycle tool management

Clean manufacturing in textile fabric production

Injector to advance to clean engine development and reduce emissions


Innovative materials and by-products

Sustainable use of innovative foam for insulation, automotive and bedding

Robatech gluing solutions to replace plastic and solvent based adhesives

Alluresauvage Plant-based alternative to leather for clothes and accessories

High-quality by-products creation and valorization during the process of brewing



Eco-packaging and intelligent recycling project

100% recyclable or reusable packaging by 2025




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October 20, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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+86 10 8468 3982

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