Dr. Jürgen Hannak
Doctor of Social and Economic Sciences
Head of Programme Circular Economy

Jürgen Hannak is Head of Programme Circular Economy. His work focusses on the circular economy and resource efficiency. Jürgen is particularly concerned with the question of how circular economy strategies can be integrated into international supply chains. Given his many years of work in places like South and Southeast Asia and Africa, he is particularly familiar with the practical challenges of implementing new concepts into international supply chain structures.

“The successful transition from a non-sustainable, linear economic model to a sustainable circular economy requires the willingness and ability of all parties to participate, from design to production, distribution, consumption to post-consumption, from political decision-makers or at the financing level. At adelphi, we work in multidisciplinary teams with those involved to bring the complex interests into harmony and implement effective solutions for the system and competence requirements. “

Selected Projects

Selected publications

  • Resource Efficient Management of Chemicals – Toolkit for Companies and Service Providers in the Textile and Leather Sector

    Hannak J, Omar Faruq 2017: Resource Efficient Management of Chemicals. Toolkit for Companies and Service Providers in the Textile and Leather Sector. Bangladesh: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).
  • Handbook on safety & health management in the leather footwear industry

    Das, BN and Jürgen Hannak 2001: Handbook on safety & health management in the leather footwear industry. Chennai, India: Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI).
  • Manual on Design, Operation and Maintenance of Tannery Effluent Treatment Plants – Occupational Health & Safety Management in Effluent Treatment Plants

    Buljan J, Sahasranaman A, Hannak J 1997: Manual on Design, Operation and Maintenance of Tannery Effluent Treatment Plants. Occupational Health & Safety Management in Effluent Treatment Plants. UNIDO Regional Programme on Pollution Control in the Tanning Industry in South East Asia.