PCDS Webinar March 29 2021


PCDS Webinar March 29 2021

On March 29, 2021, the PCDS initiative will present its latest achievements and progress on the on-going pilot projects. The below link will allow you to vision the recording of this webinar.

Watch the video of the meeting
Circularity Showcase: The Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS)

14:55 - 15:55 (CET)

Circularity Showcase: The Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS)

Major actors from the Circularity Dataset Initiative will present the latest development of this innovative tool and their own experience with its deployment on the field.

Review the webinar
Cobuilder Webinar


Cobuilder Webinar

Presentation and discussion of the PCDS duirng the Cobuilder webinar: “Quand la donnée normalisée devient un maillon incontournable de la construction circulaire“

Digital Supply Chains in Built Environment (DSCiBE) Workshop


Digital Supply Chains in Built Environment (DSCiBE) Workshop

The DSCiBE is an international working group launched by BuildingSMART International, GS1, Cobuilder and IBM. The aim is to bring together major industry stakeholders which are involved in the Supply Chain of the Built Environment and jointly develop processes for the digital exchange of all kinds of data and information, based on existing global standards.

View all events

ArcelorMittal releases first PCDS

The leading steel and mining company ArcelorMittal today released the first Circular Economy standardized fingerprint for products in the steel and mining industry, using the Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS).

ArcelorMittal chose its best-selling iQ⁺ System® range to pilot the PCDS. For the first time, users of steel sandwich products have a clear and easy-to-use dataset showing circular attributes like design for disassembly, recyclability, recycled content, and design for circular use.

Follow the below link to access the detailed file.

Open ArcelorMittal PCDS

EU Connect University

The Product Circularity Data Sheet was introduced during the presentation of Jérôme Petry titled : “Creating a digital circular fingerprint for products” held on June 28, 2021, at the Digital for circular economy & zero pollution event of the European Connect University 2021. The full sessions lasts 2 hours. Skip to minute 57 of the below video to go directly to Jérôme’s intervention.

Watch the session

Madaster Blog

Madaster recently published a deep dive blog about the PCDS Initiative titled creating a digitial circularity fingerprint for products. Jérôme Petry and Thibaut Wautelet are giving their take on the PCDS, explaining how it perfectly fits into the objectives of Madaster. Follow the below link in order to read the full blog.

Read the article

ISO59040: call for experts

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.

Initiated by the Ministry of Economy, and with the support of major industry players at the international level, the PCSD aims to enable the communication of data on product circularity in an environment of trust. The future international standard will provide a methodology and format for communicating and exchanging information on circular economy aspects of products along the supply chain, while providing a framework for verifying the reliability of the data transmitted.

Would you like to contribute to the project and share your experience in the field of circular economy? ISO/TC 323/WG 5 will organize its first (virtual) international meeting in July 2021, to provide more detailed information on the work done so far.

Any national expert interested in participating in the working group and in the development process of this new standard can now apply for registration at his national standardization body.

Register at ILNAS for luxembourgish experts

The Product Circularity Data Sheet is released to thousands of users internationally through Cobuilder Platform

The Product Circularity Data Sheet (PCDS) is a standardized digital fingerprint for sharing trusted data on the circularity characteristics of products across supply chains. The PCDS has been developed by the Ministry of Economy of Luxembourg and +ImpaKT, in collaboration with more than 50 international organizations. Today, the PCDS is being made available internationally to thousands of users through Cobuilder, a leading provider of data management solutions for the construction industry.

This collaboration is a major step to improve data management across the international construction industry, relying on the implementation of relevant ISO and CEN standards. This represents the first among many collaborations to propagate the PCDS across all the sectors.


Learn more on the PCDS: https://pcds.lu/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/PCDS_article_March2021.pdf

Learn more on Cobuilder: https://cobuilder.com/en/cobuilder-define-construction-actors/

Read Full Press Release

Luxembourg Circular Economy Strategy

Today the Luxembourgish government presented its circular economy strategy. Elaborated commonly by the Ministry of Energy and Spatial Planning, the Ministry of the Economy, the Ministry of Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development and the Ministry of Finance, the strategy mentions leading initiatives in Luxembourg including the Product Circularity Data Sheet. The PCDS is a flagship project receiving large public support due to its success.

Official announcement

Green Valley Award 2021

Out of 189 applicants, the PCDS initiative and +Impakt have been shortlisted as one of the 20 finalists of this year’s Green Alley Award. The voting being closed since February 2nd 2021, the PCDS is not under the five finalists for the 2020/2021 Award. We wish the 5 finalists many success to innovate in the field of Circular Economy.

Learn more about the award