Sectorial Value Chains

The value chain management agenda links with the EIP panel proposals summarised in a EU Commission Memo on Priority actions to reduce the EU’s dependency on raw materials.

It includes minerals mining and supply policies, developing sustainable circular business models for recycling, increasing knowledge about raw materials flows in wastes, setting qualitative targets (material and country specific) for materials recycling.

Taking into account several European Commission communications related to resource efficiency, circular economy, sustainable steel industry and the European Innovation Partnership (EIP) on Raw Materials, the RMC-Covenant Circular Economy 2022 will address value chain management of several Critical Raw Materials (CRMs) in the form of thematic underlining the link between the value chain of CRMs, as identified in the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) of the EIP Raw Materials and citizens well-being.

They should address specific cycles related to scarce raw materials as The Cycle of Iron and the sustainable use of Sustainable Use of Phosphorus.

These sectorial initiatives and guidelines are the responsibility of specific RMC’s, networks and dedicated platforms.

  • WEEE2020: Electronics wastes, Renewable Energy
  • ACR+: Building wastes, Food wastes
  • ESPP: phosphates rock

Each sectorial value chain initiative will be managed by relevant RMCs and/or relevant platforms.

Each should be equipped with a toolkit to identify the value chain actors.