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Two new members join the Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 Network

January 18, 2019

The Foundation’s largest network will further expand its diverse and dynamic collaborative of leaders and innovators by beginning 2019 with two new members.

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The Enel Group

A multinational energy company and one of the world’s leading integrated electricity and gas operators, the Enel Group works in 35 countries across five continents and employs approximately 69,000 people.

Enel's circular economy activities were built upon its established role as leader of the transition towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector. The Group has set a zero emission target for 2050, to be reached by gaining capacity from renewables and circular decommissioning of thermal plants (Futur-e project). The Group adopted an Open Power approach strongly focused on stakeholder engagement, innovation and sustainability.

Within its circular economy strategy, Enel is focusing also on circular cities (e.g. renewables, electric mobility, new electrical technologies), smart grids, and circularity metrics applied to main activities, as well as its suppliers and customers.

Enel’s ambition is to extend the circular transition systematically throughout all its business activities and contribute to the transformation of the entire ecosystem.

HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is a global technology leader focused on developing intelligent solutions that allow customers to capture, analyse, and act upon data seamlessly. HPE set a transformative target to increase the energy performance of their product portfolio 30 times by 2030, and purposely design for easy customer repair, upgrade, or reuse. The company considers the entire lifecycle of their products by using product design principles which minimise energy consumption and overall waste.

From resource extraction to product design and use - through to end-of-use management, the lifecycle approach reduces total cost of ownership (TCO) and HPE has developed the 'HPE Circular Economy Report' which helps customers understand how participation in HPE’s end-of-life management programmes can address the social and environmental impacts of IT transformation.

The company is working to create a circular economy roadmap which explores areas such as material inputs and the role of technology in enabling a more circular world.