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Product designers, manufacturers and brands around the world rely on the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard as a transformative pathway for designing and making products with a positive impact on people and planet. From fragrances to flooring, t-shirts and jeans to water bottles and window treatments, thousands of products are Cradle to Cradle Certified. What’s more, a growing number of brands, organizations and standards also recognize Cradle to Cradle Certified as a preferred product standard for responsible purchasing decisions. 

Currently in its third iteration, the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is rooted in the Cradle to Cradle® design principles established by William McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart. Standard requirements are developed through a stakeholder engagement process with input from technical experts, market leaders and the public. Version 4 of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard is currently in development and is anticipated to be completed at the end of 2020 or early 2021.

To receive certification, products are assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product is assigned an achievement level (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) for each category. A product’s lowest category achievement also represents its overall certification level. The standard encourages continuous improvement over time by awarding certification on the basis of ascending levels of achievement and requiring certification renewal every two years. 

Find out how to certify a product.

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Each certification level represents increasingly rigorous achievement across five critical performance categories: Material Health, Material Reutilization, Renewable Energy and Carbon Management, Water Stewardship, and Social Fairness. 

The material health category helps to ensure products are made using chemicals that are as safe as possible for humans and the environment by leading designers and product developers through a process of inventorying, assessing and optimizing material chemistries. As a step towards full certification, manufacturers may also earn a separate Material Health Certificate for products that meet Cradle to Cradle Certified™ material health requirements.

Material Reutilization

The material reutilization category aims to eliminate the concept of waste by helping to ensure products remain in perpetual cycles of use and reuse from one product use cycle to the next.

Renewable Energy & Carbon Management – Cradle to Cradle Certification in Dubai UAE

The renewable energy & carbon management category helps to ensure products are manufactured using renewable energy so that the impact of climate changing greenhouse gases due to the manufacturing of the product is reduced or eliminated.

Water Stewardship

The water stewardship category helps ensure water is recognized as a valuable resource, watersheds are protected, and clean water is available to people and all other organisms.

Social Fairness

The aim of this category is to design business operations that honor all people and natural systems affected by the manufacture of a product.

How to Certify

The Institute administers a rigorous, third-party product certification program, according to our quality policy. To certify a material or product under the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard or to receive a Material Health Certificate, companies must work with a qualified independent assessment body to ensure a material or product meets the standard’s requirements. 

Here are key steps to get you started.

Determine if your product is appropriate for certification

Select an Accredited Assessment Body for the testing, analysis, and evaluation of your product

Work with your assessor to compile and evaluate data and documentation – Cradle to Cradle Certification in Dubai UAE

Receive certification for your product

The Material Health Certificate

The Material Health Certificate offers a solution to growing industry and consumer interest in knowing more about the chemicals used in products across their supply chains and avoiding chemicals of concern. The Material Health Certificate uses the rigorous, globally recognized material health assessment methodology of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard to provide manufacturers with a trusted way of assessing and verifying their work towards safer product chemistries.

See the Material Health Certificate Standard for complete details.

The Material Health certification process is the same as the Cradle to Cradle certification process. Material Health certification is not a substitute for full product certification under the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard. Instead, it is a valuable building block in optimizing material health for products on the pathway to Cradle to Cradle certification.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is recognized as a preferred product certification by many leading brands, organizations and sustainability standards.

AMAZON

Amazon, as part of its Responsible Sourcing Policy, has made a commitment to develop new features that will make it easier for customers to identify and purchase products with sustainable attributes, by making third party certifications related to safe chemistry and sustainability, including Cradle to Cradle Certified™, more prominent.

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BREEAM

BREEAM-NL 2014v1.0 rewards the use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products in two different credits. For the credit ‘Construction Materials’, points can be earned with the significant reduction of the environmental impact of used construction materials. The credit ‘Responsible Sourcing’ awards points for the use of responsibly sourced construction materials. More >>

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CITY & COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO

The City & County of San Francisco require all carpet and adhesives installed in city-funded construction projects be Cradle to Cradle Certified™. Carpet tiles must be Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver or higher, and adhesives must have a Material Health Certificate at the Bronze level or higher. More >>

GOOGLE

Google’s Healthy Materials Program includes the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard as part of its selection criteria for products to use in its facilities. More >>

THE HOME DEPOT

The Home Depot Eco Options program is a voluntary program that recognizes products that have less of an environmental impact than comparable products in five categories: energy efficiency, water conservation, healthy home, clean air and sustainable forestry. The program allows Home Depot to track environmental product improvements and promote environmentally preferred products to store associates and customers.

Suppliers may now use Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and the Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute at an achievement level of Silver or higher in the material health category to qualify for the program. More >>

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LEED

LEED has recognized Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products to earn points towards LEED certification within the v4 MR credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization More >>

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RABOBANK

Companies that focus on sustainability and have a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ product are eligible for a Rabobank Impact Loan, a business loan with a reduced interest rate. More >>

RESPONSIBLE PURCHASING NETWORK

The Responsible Purchasing Network (RPN) recommends speciality and consumer disinfectants and cleaners certified Cradle to Cradle at the Silver level and above. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is one of four multi-attribute certifications recognized by RPN, an international network of buyers dedicated to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable purchasing. More >>

WALGREENS

Walgreens/Boots Alliance is working to enable consumers to make informed choices by encouraging suppliers to obtain credible certifications (including third-party certifications such as EPA Safer Choice and Cradle to Cradle Certified™) and to make it easy for consumers to find these more sustainable products. More >>

WALMART

Through the company’s Committment to Sustainable Chemistry, Walmart encourages the use of Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Silver and above certification.

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WELL Building Standard

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is recognized within the WELL Building Standard in WELL Feature 26, and WELL Feature 97 via option c, which accepts “any method in USGBC’s LEED v4 MR credit: Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients, Option 1: material ingredient reporting.”

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US EPA

The Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard has been recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is recommended at the highest level across seven building materials and construction product categories, including: adhesives, carpet, ceiling tiles (acoustical), fiberboard and wallboard, flooring, insulation and interior latex paint. Cradle to Cradle Certified is also recommended at the highest level for furniture. More >>

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