Working with us

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Our approach

As consultants, we understand each project is unique and requires a specific methodology to meet your needs. We design a bespoke action plan for each project and we can deliver the deep dives at an industry-specific level. You get the benefit of using consultants who have vision in a wide range of sectors as we provide:

  • Benchmarking advice
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Objectivity and impartiality

We deliver projects that provide one or more of the following impacts:

 Oakdene Hollins Circular Economy impact areas

We understand that sustainability and circular economy objectives must also make business sense. That is why we follow a process of transition from good to great.

The range of support we offer can be categorised into three areas which are underpinned by the framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy.

  • Exploration:
    We work with you to understand the challenges facing your business, the environment in which you operate and possible directions of travel to develop further.
  • Prioritisation:
    We work with you to develop promising business and service concepts, evaluate their commercial potential and prioritise them for testing.
  • Valorisation:
    We work with you to trial your priority solutions, roll them out and monitor their performance.

The circular economy evidence-based projects we deliver are based on the most current knowledge.

Exploration

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Within this phase of work with clients we first need to establish the current state and how the company and value chain are performing,  primarily considering:

  • Company vision, mission and strategy
  • Sustainability and/or circular economy activity
  • Value chain mapping
  • Design thinking approaches (technology and innovation)
  • Operational efficiency
  • Benchmarking and baselining

Activities include workshops and facilitation, market research, and situation validation.

Prioritisation

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To ensure that the decisions which are made will elicit the highest value, there is often a need for technical, science-based justification. To ensure decisions are made based on a solid foundation, we review:

  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Policy environment
  • Terminology testing
  • Material substitution
  • Stewardship and extended producer responsibility impact

Typical activities include technical research, financial and non-financial analysis, and comparative solution studies.

Valorisation

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It is crucial that any activity reveals the greatest value to you, the client. And as the circular economy is underpinned by the optimisation of value through the value chain, it is considered throughout the decision making and implementation. Areas of interest include:

  • Product/service viability testing
  • Process improvement
  • Action plan development
  • Industrial symbiosis (waste valorisation)
  • Monitoring, quantification and optimisation

Activities include strategy implementation, reporting and monitoring, training, and auditing. The process of moving to a more circular business is iterative, and new technology and innovations allow us to find new opportunities for increased circularity and value creation.

 

Interested in working with us?

If you like the sound of our approach, we'd love to start the dialogue about how we can bring our circular economy expertise to your business.

 
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