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Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a product standard managed by the Cradle to Cradle Institute. To receive certification, products are assessed for environmental and social performance across five categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. 

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Sustainable Development Goals
Proof Point Level
Product Business

Standard Summary

  • Material Health assesses the level of safety of the chemical used both for humans and the environment

  • Material Reutilisation ensures materials can be reused and aims to eliminate waste

  • Renewable Energy and Carbon Management assesses whether a business uses renewable energy as well as the business' general impact on Climate Change

  • Water Stewardship explores a businesses water use as well as pollution levels

  • Social Fairness looks at the businesses social practices and working conditions

  • 5 levels of certification exist: Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum

  • Paper audits every 2 years

  • Certification is valid for 2 years

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Cradle to Cradle Standard

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