GSES - Circular Economy

The Global Sustainable Enterprise System GSES® - organization level is an international standard for sustainable enterprises. Circular, sustainable and socially responsible entrepreneurship can be far-reaching for every company. The system supports entrepreneurs and contracting authorities in taking steps towards sustainability. With the GSES® you can measure where your organization stands in the area of CSR, Sustainable Procurement, CO2 reduction, Health & Safety and the circular economy. The system is based on the ISO high level structure and the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN are also integrated.All building blocks of the GSES® can be obtained as a partial certificate.

In extension of the GSES® Standard on organizational level, GSES has a three-stage generic product/project certification which measures products/projects, buildings & raw materials from all different sectors. With the Sustainable Footprint Standard the GSES offers a global solution for the generic measurement of products/projects, buildings & raw materials. The Sustainable Footprint Standard measures on 3 pillars: Circular, Environmental & Health.

Global Sustainable Enterprise System (GSES®) is the global all-overseeing sustainability standard is managed by a wide international range of experts, stakeholder industries and the National Sustainability Institute of the Netherlands. GSES® - the golden standard for sustainable, social and holistic performance of organizations, supply chain & products.


By going through all the steps in the system and putting the measuring stick in organisations, it is possible to measure where the organisations currently stand, what has already been achieved and what needs to be done to really do business in a sustainable way.

Two GSES® Standards combined in one SMART -world changing- online, data-driven system. The total GSES® System measures the following levels and pillars:

4 levels of measurement:

   *   standard level
   *   organization level
   *   supply chain level
   *   product/project level

5 pillars of sustainability – organizational level:

   *   Corporate Social Responibility – based on ISO 26000
   *   Sustainable Procurement – based on ISO 20400
   *   CO2 emissions – based on ISO 50001 & ISO 16064-1
   *   Circular Economy – based on BS 8001
   *   Health & Safety – based on ISO 45001

3 pillars of sustainability – product/project level:

   *   Circular – based on EMF & Cradle2Cradle
   *   Environmental – based on ISO 14040 & PEF
   *   Health – REACH Compliance


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