The C2CPII administers the publicly available Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard, a systemic approach to product innovation that spurs the creation of beautiful, high-quality products, and transforms the production of consumer products into a positive force for society and the environment.
The C2CPII evaluates products for certification through a network of assessment bodies. These consulting and engineering firms are trained and accredited to help companies achieve certification for their products.
The Cradle to Cradle Certified Mark provides consumers, regulators, employees, and industry peers with a clear, visible, and tangible understanding of a manufacturer’s commitment to sustainability. The C2CPII is governed by an independent board of directors and is headquartered in San Francisco (USA) with offices in Amsterdam and Venlo (NL).
The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is a publicly available transparent and third- party verified methodology that encourages manufacturers to make products in fundamentally better ways by providing them and their suppliers with criteria and requirements for continually improving products and what they are made from.
This programme advocates for healthy and safe materials, that are perpetually cycled.
The Institute’s Fashion Positive initiative aims to optimise fashion products and their building blocks (fibres, yarns, dyes, fabrics, etc.) to the Gold certification level, which moves the industry towards using and producing safe materials that are optimised for circular systems.
The Institute and its growing community of companies with certified products can make important contributions to the acceleration of the CE100’s work to collectively solve problems, share best practices, and build capacity for positive impact.
Additionally, the Institute’s certification programme for products offers circular economy enthusiasts with a clear pathway towards improving their products, production processes and gaining better insight in product composition to allow supply chain optimisation.
The programme offers a third party verified certification for products. C2C Certified products have been optimised for circular systems and are ‘more good’, instead of just ‘less bad’.
The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program provides a holistic platform for product optimisation across five quality categories:
- Material health (safe chemistry)
- Material reutilisation
- Renewable energy and carbon management
- Water stewardship
- Social fairness