Silver for Troldtekt® after more stringent requirements

The Troldtekt acoustic series has just been recertified according to Cradle to Cradle version 3.1. Troldtekt achieved gold level in four out of five criteria and retains its overall certification at silver level, despite the fact that version 3.1 has more stringent requirements.

The certification covers the complete range of Troldtekt acoustic panels, including those supplied in their natural colour and those painted in Troldtekt’s standard colours.

During the first few months of 2015, the Troldtekt acoustic series was thoroughly reassessed for recertification according to the new Cradle to Cradle version 3.1.

Troldtekt has again achieved silver and the certification covers an impressive 92 per cent of the company’s products, including panels painted in Troldtekt standard colours.

The requirements in version 3.1 are now, in a large number of areas, more stringent in relation to version 2.1.1, which was Troldtekt’s latest certification. This applies for example to Material Health, which covers an assessment of all the substances in the product – right down to 100 ppm.

Version 3.1 also includes a new bronze level, so now products can be awarded basic, bronze, silver, gold or platinum.

Gold in four areas, silver in one
The table shows which score Troldtekt has achieved for each of the five Cradle to Cradle parameters. Within Material Reutilisation and Social Responsibility, Troldtekt has advanced from silver to gold.

The overall certification follows the ‘lowest common denominator’, so to obtain an overall certification at gold level a product must, as a minimum, achieve gold certification for all five parameters. Troldtekt is aiming for gold at its next recertification in 2017.

The table shows Troldtekt’s score at the Cradle to Cradle re-certification in January 2015. Relative to 2014, we have improved ‘Material Reutilisation’ and ‘Social Fairness’ from silver to gold level. In relation to ‘Material Reutilisation’, the most important progress is that a take-back scheme has been established which ensures that the materials can be used in a closed cycle. In the ‘Social Fairness’ category, the progress can be ascribed, for example, to the fact that we can account for the social conditions in the supply chain, and that Troldtekt is actively contributing to diversity in society through its own social programmes and initiatives.

Silver for Troldtekt after more stringent requirements