Today, the PCDS is released to all users across the industry. It consists of an open-source data format from which standardised statements can be extracted and used by other stakeholders and platforms across the supply chain. It is open to everybody and complements rather than competes with circular economy platforms.
A great number of companies such as Arcelor Mittal and Tarkett have integrated the data template model for circularity into their information management systems.
The PCDS aims to save significant costs to manufacturers and their suppliers by providing a standardised approach to sharing product circularity information with their customers. Moreover, by enabling easy access to such information, the PCDS promotes and facilitates the adoption of circularity principles in construction. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is about to start drafting the future international standard ISO 59040 “Product Circularity Data Sheet” (PCDS), through its technical committee ISO/TC 323 “Circular Economy”. A new ISO/TC 323/WG 5 working group, led by Mr. Jérôme Petry (Ministry of the Economy), has recently been created to develop this project. In this context, a call is launched to any expert who would like to get involved in the development process of this international standard.