Respecting Rights in Circular Value Chains

The Fair Circularity Initiative brings businesses together around the aim of ensuring the human rights of workers within the informal waste sector are respected and their critical role in circular value chains is recognised. 

The Fair Circularity Principles

The Fair Circularity Principles, which have been informed by the perspectives of rights-holders, apply the expectations and responsibilities outlined in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to the informal waste sector.

Participating companies have aligned in support of this Launch Statement and the Fair Circularity Principles to demonstrate our commitment to this issue and to encourage wider uptake of, and urgent action on, the Fair Circularity Principles. 

We will:

  • advance and adopt these guiding principles in our value chains, in collaboration with waste picker organizations
  • report on our progress annually
  • encourage others to join the Fair Circularity Initiative

Founding Members



Register Interest

We are developing the application process to join the Initiative and would like to keep you informed about its progress.

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