Project Description

Circular Economy: New thinking not an option but obligation

Excellence Finland is preparing Circular Economy Lens to EFQM-model, which will be used as a management framework and development & assessment tool for organizations and networks regarding their Circular Economy related operations.

ISO is preparing in working group TC 323 new circular economy standard. This work has started Fall 2019 and Excellence Finland is heavily involved with this work. Especially in Ad Hoc group 1, which will define the framework and terminology for the new standard.

Excellence Finland together with Sitra will start new international Circular Economy Award. This will include national listing of interesting organizations which have implemented Circular Economy principles in their operations, as well as awarding the best based on assessment done through the EFQM CE Lens.

Tani Järvinen

2011- CEO/President, Laatukeskus Excellence Finland / Finnish Quality Association. Non-profit association which is governed by 500 top Finnish organisations both private and public sector. The mission is to increase Finnish national competitiveness. CEO is the Finnish representative in EFQM, EOQ (European Organisation for Quality), ASQ (American Society for Quality and liaison with the national quality organisations in Europe and other countries, member of APQO (Asia Pacific Quality Organization) and member of IAQ (International Academy for Quality) and Finnish Standards Association. Chairman of the Round Table of the International Quality Innovation Award.
2008 -2011 Vice President, Laatukeskus Excellence Finland / Finnish Quality Association. Main responsibility to run Finnish Quality Award process and Quality Innovation Award and the development of these both. All membership services and their R&D. Responsible of international relations and relations to roof organisations as Ministry of Employment and Economy, The Confederation of Finnish
Industries, The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries.
2006 – 2008 Managing Director, City of Kemi Tourism Ltd. The company owned 100% by the city of Kemi and part of the city organisation. Chairman of the tourism strategy formulation group for the city and region, member of the mayors city economic development strategy group.
2002 -2008 Senior Advisor (contractor), Employment and Economic Centre of Lapland, Finland.
Management consulting, advisory services, board memberships and mentoring ISO consulting
2005 – 200 Managing Director (outsourced directorship via Business Grain), Oy Jäänmurtaja-Kemi-Icebreaker Ltd, Oy Lumilinna-Kemi-Snowcastle Ltd, City of Kemi Tourism. Outsourced Managing Directorship (through Oy Business Grain) working together and on behalf of the Mayor of Kemi
2003 – 2006 Oy Business Grain, Senior Advisor, Finland and Baltic Countries. Management consulting, change management, privatization projects, productivity consulting, EMT training, Board training
Project management, quality management/system implementation (ISO,EFQM). Operating in Finland and Baltic countries.

2002 – 2003 Atomus Oy, Director (Strategy & Consulting), Finland
2001 – 2002 Senior Consultant, (Quality Manager), Brooks Group, Finland
1999 – 2001Management Consultant, Brooks Group (Navigant Consulting, Inc.), Finland
1997 – 1998 Management Consultant, Impleco Oy, Finland
1996 – 1997 Product Manager, Telia InfoMedia, Finland (Part of TELIA Group of Companies). Product Manager, business directories B-to-C segment
1994 – 1996 Military Public Information Officer (Captain), United Nations. Disengagement Observer Force, Headquarters, Damascus, Syria. Spokesman for the United Nations Disengagement Force
Reporting directly to the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations/Force Commander (General). Public Relations Officer including press/radio/TV and VIP visitors.Position was fixed 16 month contract to the United Nations
1993 – 1994 IMPAC, Lead Consultant, Helsinki. Productivity consultancy and change management
1988 – 1989 Captain, Operations Office in the Finnish Battalion HQ, United Nations Disengagement Observer Forces in the Middle East, Israel/Syria. Position was based on a fixed 16 months contract to Defence Ministry of Finland