Since its launch, the Circular Cars Initiative (CCI) has gathered over 100 global organizations and 250 executives.
"We have a fantastic opportunity to abate 'use and throw' cycle and recover 'valuable' materials from end-of-life products. I firmly believe that collaboration amongst global corporates, who share a common vision through the Circular Cars Initiative can create a multiplier effect for material circularity."
—Anish Shah, Chief Executive Officer, Mahindra Group
The initiative is rapidly accelerating the transformation of circular manufacturing and business models within the automotive and mobility industry – with its impact mainly focused on two fronts:
1. Informing the automotive circularity Policy Agenda.
The policy recommendations were endorsed by the European Commission in 2021 and CCI is also invited to support China’s policy roadmap.
"The Circular Cars Initiative EU policy action roadmap provides a timely and compelling synthesis of the policy ideas that will inform and inspire EU-level policy-making."
—Adina Valean, EU Commissioner for Transport
CCI also presented key policy action recommendations with the group of Ministers in Zero Emission Vehicle Transition Council (ZEVTC) event at COP26. ZEVTC members states cover 80% of the automotive market.
"The initiative aligns perfectly with our ambitions in cleaner mobility and is an an ideal platform to engage with partners to further drive sustainable innovation and circularity of production materials in this exciting field."
—Ilham Kadri, Chief Executive Officer, Solvay
2. Catalysing industry-level change
The CCI driven EV Battery End of Life Coalition action group is developing cross-value chain partnerships to align key stakeholders on strategies, practices, and policy and to contribute to the economic viability and circularity of batteries. Key companies such as AB Volvo, Audi, Mahindra, DHL, Umicore, BASF and Analog Devices have joined as leaders and participating in the coalition sprint.
"By a strong and active partnership specifically in the Circular Cars Initiative’ battery recycling workstream, we will help shape the future of sustainable mobility."
—Mathias Miedreich, Chief Executive Officer, Umicore
"We are proud to be a champion company for the Circular Cars Initiative as it seeks to bring industry leaders together to minimize total lifecycle emissions within the automotive value chain."
—Vincent Roche, Chief Executive Officer, Analog Devices
CCI is also coordinating with the First Mover Coalition for amplifying companies’ leadership in circularity – five CCI members already joined the first phase of the coalition.
CCI is also aligning the automotive sector on shared ambitions and uniform standards for accelerating adoption of Low Carbon Steel and Circular Polymers. Key companies including AB Volvo, Mahindra, Arcellor Mittal, SSAB, JSW Steel, Tata Steel have endorsed and are actively participating.
Circular Cars Initiative’s ambition is to create the biggest circularity focused multi-stakeholder coalition in the mobility sector. It is led by the World Economic Forum in partnership with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the European Institute for Innovation and Technology’s Climate-KIC, SYSTEMIQ, Accenture and McKinsey.