The WEEE Forum is the world's largest multi-national centre of competence as regards practical and operational know-how concerning the management of electrical and electronic waste. The Key Figures platform allows member organisations to benchmark their performance and to provide solid, comparable data to stakeholders. Every year, around Easter, members are asked to provide their statistics to a web-based software platform on the quantities of electrical and electronic equipment that their client producers have put on the market, the quantities of WEEE that they have collected, and the costs related to WEEE management, broken down by WEEE categories.
All data are stored in a black box; members are not in a position to see other systems' cost structures. The overviews do not disclose the identity of the provider of data, averages are calculated and minimum/maximum ranges are provided. Each member can make its own overviews of the type of results it is interested in.
The platform will, from 2014 onwards, also contain market and business intelligence, i.e. qualitative information on the WEEE m
arket, regulations, and information of a general nature that will allow the users to benchmark their activities.