A company must do all it can to ensure that any physical goods it provides to others can be responsibly repurposed at the end of their useful lives. This includes revenue-generating products, any packaging or other materials distributed to customers, along with any materials used in the delivery of revenue-generating services.
These requirements cover both final products, and interim goods which are incorporated or processed into final products by other companies.
To be Future-Fit, a company must do two things:
- It must ensure that whatever remains of the goods it supplies can be separated at the end of their useful life, to maximize their post-use recovery value; and
- It must ensure that its customers have ready access to recovery services capable of extracting such value.