The Cradle to Cradle® design protocols assess the qualities of 5 specific criteria that form the basis of all C2C® 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 Support Options

Zero_X Material Snap Shot

Receive quick feedback on the potential for circularity and environmental impacts, as well as the Cradle to Cradle® certification potential of a product, based on publicly available information. This ingredients and/or materials scan, provides initial guidance in selecting ingredients and materials and can help manufacturers gauge a product's potential for becoming Cradle to Cradle Certified™ or other product services. This includes receiving a verified and substantiated Material Health Statement.

Cradle to Cradle® Inventory and Assessment:

One of our most suited assessor partners 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 and safe and circular status.

Cradle to Cradle® Optimization

On of our best suited Cradle to Cradle® approved assessor partners will analyse the product inventory and assessment data, 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.