Our Network evolved from a group of four founding partners, who were the companies that supported Ellen MacArthur during her record-breaking sailing career. From this small original group, in just over a decade, we have convened the world’s leading circular economy network.
The Network’s tiered structure of Strategic Partners, Partners and Members is informed by factors such as organisational size, influence, ambition level, and involvement with our key focus areas.
Some of the leading companies in key industries and three of the world’s largest cities. We work closely with this group to support them in becoming circular pioneers, with the potential to set the direction in their respective sectors. The Strategic Partner group also contains our main philanthropic funders.
Highly influential organisations that publicly endorse the circular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature.. Our Partners play a leading role in one or more of the Foundation’s key action areas.
Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana
Glasgow City Council
Jaguar Land Rover
John Lewis Partnership (Waitrose)
Organisations with significant reach, staff size, and scale of operations with a high-level of internal buy-in. Through their staff, example setting, and supplier networks, Member organisations have great potential to influence the transition.
ACCIÓ - Government of Catalonia
Bruxelles Environnement - Leefmilieu Brussel
Circular Economy Leadership Canada
Coca-Cola European Partners
Fuyo Lease Group
Gemini Corporation N.V.
Global Fashion Agenda
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Imperial College London
L’Occitane Internationale SA
Majid Al Futtaim