Cradle to Cradle certified™ is an internationally recognised third party verified product certification scheme which assesses products throughout their entire life cycle within five categories:
- Material Health:
The material content of the product is determined throughout the entire supply chain down to 100 ppm, and its impact on human health and the environment is subsequently assessed. The aim is that only substances which can be part of healthy life cycles without harming humans or the environment can be used.
- Material Reutilisation:
The product must be designed or it must be possible to develop the product so it can be incorporated into a biological or technical cycle, thereby not producing waste. Read more about Troldtekt and Recycling.
- Renewable Energy and Carbon Management:
The aim is to achieve carbon neutrality and to use 100 per cent renewable energy for all processes.
- Water Stewardship:
To achieve the highest certification, all process water must be so clean that, in principle, it is potable.
- Social Fairness:
An assessment is made of whether the enterprise follows recognised social fairness standards.
Cradle to Cradle requires the continual improvement of products and processes. There are five achievement levels in each category: Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. To be certified at a specific level, the product or process must meet the minimum criteria for each category level. The certificate must be renewed every two years, and to be re-certified, it must be documented that progress has been made towards a higher certification level in the intervening period.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is administered by the independent non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, C2CPII. To be certified, a manufacturer must collaborate with a C2CPII-accredited assessment body such as Vugge til Vugge Danmark ApS (Cradle to Cradle Denmark), which has undertaken the most recent re-certification of Troldtekt acoustic panels. Final approval and the issuing of certificates is carried out by C2CPII.
Read more about Cradle to Cradle at http://www.c2ccertified.org/