Interested in showcasing your leadership through product certification?

14.8.2017

Ethica has teamed up with a Danish circular economy consultancy Vugge til Vugge to provide a Cradle to Cradle Certified assessment for companies manufacturing B2B and consumer products.

Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program is a certification scheme for those forerunners who want continuously to develop both their product design as well as company operations according to Cradle to Cradle principles within five criteria categories: material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness.

A product receives an achievement level in each category — Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum — with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark.

Product assessments are performed by  qualified independent Accredited Assessment Bodies trained by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Ethica acts as a contact point for Finnish clients, collects data, helps with roadmaps and optimatization strategies, and collaborates with Assesment Bodies with the assessment.

Assessment Summary Reports are reviewed by the Institute, which certifies products meeting the Standard requirements, and licenses the use of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ word and design marks to the product manufacturer. Every two years, manufacturers must demonstrate good faith efforts to improve their products in order to have their products re-certified.

If you are interested in learning more about the certification scheme, contact Lotta Immonen

lotta.immonen@ethica.fi tel. +358 50 3014 163

For more information on the roles and responsibilities of an accredited assessment body, please see the certification scheme of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products ProgramPricing can be found here.

Background

Cradle to Cradle Principles were created by the American architect William McDonough and the German chemist Dr. Michael Braungart, who first published the Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability in 1992. Ten years later they published a book called Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things, which evolved into a framework for the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program.