Cradle to Cradle® Design assesses the qualities of 5 different areas that form the basis for all certification work.
Product ingredients are inventoried throughout the supply chain and evaluated for impacts to human and ecological health. The criteria at each level build towards the expectation of eliminating all toxic and unidentified chemicals and becoming nutrients for safe, continuous cycling.
Products are designed to either biodegrade safely as a biological nutrient or to be recycled or reutilised into new products as a technical nutrient. At each level continued progress must be made towards increasing the recovery of materials and keeping them in continuous flows.
The criteria at each level progress towards to goal of all manufacturing operations that are carbon neutral and powered with 100% renewable energy.
Manufacturing processes are designed to regard water as a precious resource for all living things and at each level progress is made towards the goal of all effluent being clean enough to drink.
Company operations are designed to celebrate all people and natural systems and progress is made towards the goal of having a wholly beneficial impact on the planet.
Certification Process Options
Cradle to Cradle® Quick Scan
Receive quick feedback on the Cradle to Cradle® potential of a product based on publicly available information. This screen can provide initial guidance in selecting products and can help manufacturers gauge a product's fit for certification or other product services.
Cradle to Cradle® Inventory and Assessment:
One of our most suited assessors conducts a thorough evaluation of product impacts to humans and the environment using data collected from the manufacturer and throughout the supply chain. This in-depth process helps manufacturers identify risks throughout the supply chain and identify priorities for improving a product's eco-effectiveness.
Cradle to Cradle® Optimization
On of our best suited Cradle to Cradle® Approved Assessors will analyse the product inventory and assessment and partner with you to improve product design and manufacturing operations to minimize negative impacts, optimize positive impacts, and work towards the goal of 100% good for people, planet, and profit.