In the context of the Green Deal Circular Procurement, Accenture chose the office furnishings of their new building as a project. The circular goal was to reduce the total amount of material, with reuse and refurbishment as a strategy. The aim was to reuse 60% of the furniture.
Initially, the company studied which furniture from the old building could be taken directly to the new office, after which a selection was made for restyling in the new design. The remaining furniture was put up for sale to employees and partners.
Accenture achieved its goal, and is very pleased with the result. It wasn’t an easy process, because of the still limited range of refurbished office equipment on the market. Moreover, what’s available is often standardised, so it didn’t always meet Accenture's specific needs. A clear message for the market!