05. Oct 2021

The role of innovation, quality standards & digitalization

Successfully implementing a circular economy

Circular economy plays a key role in achieving climate targets, as a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions are attributable to the extraction and reprocessing of primary raw materials. In this context, it offers a wide range of innovation opportunities for the development of new products, processes and business models.

The goals of the circular economy (CE) are aimed at keeping products, components, and materials in stable, closed, and as long-lasting use cycles as possible, so that quality is maintained or even improved. This systems perspective calls for a greater focus on services for maintenance, repair, remanufacturing and high-quality recycling. CE thus goes far beyond a "recycling economy".

The implementation of these quite complex and cross-organizational processes requires new competencies in companies. This whitepaper presents six central solution approaches for the successful implementation of a circular economy. These approaches were developed in projects of Quality Austria and the Institute for Integrated Quality Design (IQD) of the Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU) and in close cooperation with corporate practice.

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05. Oct 2021

Quality 2030 – Where is the journey heading?

Whitepaper series

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28. Sep 2021

News from the ISO 45000 group

Facts you should know now

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27. Sep 2021

Whistleblower guideline for private companies and public bodies

Important information summarized for you

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24. Sep 2021

User Survey for ISO 14001 and ISO 14004

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23. Sep 2021

Konrad Scheiber receives EOQ Georges Borel Award

Award for promoting the European quality movement

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15. Sep 2021

OHSAS 18001 will be adopted at the end of September 2021

ISO 45001 as follow-up standard

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16. Aug 2021

25th anniversary of ISO 9001 implementation

Wabtec MZT AD - Skopje

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15. Jun 2021

The shifting role of certifications

Confirmation by third parties

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08. Jun 2021

ÖNORM D 4900 series supersedes ONR 49000 series

Innovations and interesting facts

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27. May 2021

New auditing – a continual improvement process

04. May 2021

3 central contradictions in the concept of quality

Contradictory developments and a shift in values

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27. Apr 2021

5 tips for modern leadership during and after the crisis

It’s all about leadership

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