Joan works as international Strategic Advisor on Circular Procurement for the Dutch Rijkswaterstaat. To improve the circularity of any organisation, circular procurement is the way to implement it. Just because procurement is the only way in for any product organisations use. Together with international colleagues Joan helps and guides organisations to set their ambitions, policies and operations, aiming at a more circular organisation.
Circularity connects resource efficiency and sustainability to economic benefits. The strength lies in collaboration: through the supply chain (with the market) and within the organisation. Rijkswaterstaat advises, stimulates and supports public bodies (and private companies) in Europe about circular procurement: using their procurement as a lever to stimulate circular economy. Stimulate markets by their demand, stimulate and enable circular propositions, ‘produce’ useful resource flows instead of waste and embrace the benefits of circular business models.
Co-creator of the concept 'circular procurement’
Founder of the Dutch Green Deal Circular Procurement
Initiator of projects and pilots with circular procurement by the Dutch central government
Key-note speaker on congresses
Trainer and lecturer about circular procurement at universities, cities and companies
Member of the Green Public Procurement Advisory Group of the European Commission
Secretary of SPP Next, a group of European member state frontrunners