Circular Economy

Pole of Excellence


The Circular Economy Pole of Excellence aims to use life cycle thinking to support the development of a sustainable circular economy. Using tools like Material Flow Analysis, Life Cycle Assessment or circularity indicators, this pole aims to evaluate the performance of circularity strategies. 


  • Evaluation of the environmental and social impacts of circularity
  • Perform material flow analyses
  • Measure circularity for a product or an organisation
  • Support the operationalisation of circular economy in a sustainability context
  • Professional training: “Circular Economy and Sustainability Issues”
François Saunier

lead analyst

François Saunier is lead for the projects related to circular economy. He authored, co-authored, or is currently involved in several LCA studies and projects. François Saunier has also worked in the development of several courses on LCA and sustainable production and regularly participates in graduate students training.