This standard covers the methods and metrics for measuring aspects of the Circular Economy. Aspects include, but are not limited to, materials flows and the impacts of those flows. The standard is split into two major parts: measuring the material flows (measurement methods) and measuring the impacts of those flows (analytics).
The metrics and measures are focused on materials and the flow of those materials as a result of the activities of organizations and from any products manufactured by those organizations. In addition to the materials and flows, activities and impacts from those materials and flows in other parts of the supply chain should be included where they represent significant impact and will be used as a modifier on the material flows. By addressing both flows and impacts, this standard seeks to address the progress toward sustainability in a more holistic way.