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Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Products Program

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The Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Products Program provides a company with a means to demonstrate efforts in eco-intelligent design. Cradle to Cradle Certification is a third-party sustainability label that requires achievement across multiple attributes:

  • use materials that are safe for human health and the environment through all use phases
  • product and system design for material reutilization, such as recycling or composting
  • use of renewable energy
  • efficient use of water, and maximum water quality associated with production
  • company strategies for social responsibility.

Cradle to Cradle certification is a four-tiered approach consisting of Basic, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels. This certification program applies to materials, sub-assemblies and finished products.

Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM is a certification mark sublicensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

Learn more: Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Products Program websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Cradle to Cradle Certified(CM) Products Program's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Year ecolabel est. 2005

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Building products Cleaning products Cosmetics / Personal care Electronics Forest products / Paper Furniture Health care services & equipment Machinery & Equipment Textiles Other


Where this ecolabel is found
France Germany Netherlands Spain Switzerland United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016