WHY MADASTER

INTRODUCING MADASTER FOUNDATION

Madaster considers the earth as a closed system where there should not be any waste. Through registration and documentation of products and materials used in the built environment, they can be reused in a circular economy and waste can be eliminated.

Madaster Foundation facilitates the realization of an economy where material consumption can last for future generations through circularity. It supports the development of concepts and solutions that enables the registration, documentation, storage and exchange of data regarding materials, components and products used in our living (built) environment.

A prerequisite for these concepts and solutions that Madaster Foundation supports is that data must be available for the commons – individuals, businesses, organisations, science, education, NGO’s, governments, etc. – as efficiently as possible through a sustainable service that is compliant with data privacy and security requirements.

Madaster Foundation supports and supervises the international roll out, commercialisation and operations of the Madaster platform.

Madaster Foundation stimulates the development of knowledge, methodologies and concepts that facilitate the transition to a circular economy.

PASSPORT

Facilitate the realization and implementation of the passport concept for materials, products and construction objects through stimulating the development and clarification of passport content, guidelines and standards.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Contribute to defining guiding principles to gather, store, exchange and utilize data, including the application of passports and the valuation of financial and environmental impact of materials and products used.

INDUSTRY STANDARDS

Stimulate the registration of materials and products and usage of passports in the real estate and infrastructure sector, e.g. through industry standards like EPD’s, building and product certification schemes.

DATA AVAILABILITY

Ensure data is and remains available for the commons so a circular economy can be realized. Data must be available as efficiently as possible through a sustainable service that is compliant with data privacy and security requirements.

ORGANIZATION

 

Madaster Foundation is a not-for-profit Dutch legal entity (ANBI status). It’s Supervisory Board consists of 3 independent members that ensure the realization of the Foundation objectives. The board is supported by a small team of professionals in its activities regarding content development, communication, partnership supervision and international cooperation.

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PARTNERSHIP, SUPERVISION & OWNERSHIP

 

Madaster Foundation has a partnership agreement with Madaster Services (a group of legal entities active in multiple countries). This agreement arranges the alignment of social impact objectives and the supervisory relationship between both partners. 

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INTERNATIONAL ASSEMBLY

 

Madaster Foundation works on a global scale and has agreements with similar (not-for-profit) organization with a focus on national or local activities. The cooperation agreements with local organizations can include the use of the Madaster registered trademarks.

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KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT

 

Madaster Foundation does not want to establish a (project based) research and development organization. It also does not want to replace or compete existing knowledge and research institutes. The objective of the Foundation is to stimulate the development of knowledge, methodologies and concepts that facilitate the transition to a circular economy by bringing together people and organizations through communication and contribution to the public debate.

Madaster works with a wide variety of partnerof the Madaster platform. You can check the partner network on our dedicated country pages in the footer of this site. And if you want to receive more information about the Madaster partnership or if you want to become a partner yourselves, please contact us via email. 

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