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What is the Craddle to Craddle Certification?

How we design and make products today shapes the world we will inhabit tomorrow. 
Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made.
Leading brands, retailers, designers and manufacturers across the value chain rely on the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard to ensure the impact of their products on people and planet is a positive one. For more than a decade, Cradle to Cradle Certified has been helping companies to innovate and optimize materials and products according to the world’s most advanced science-based measures.
Cradle to Cradle Certified assesses the safety, circularity and responsibility of materials and products across five categories of sustainability performance:
Material Health: ensuring materials are safe for humans and the environment
Product Circularity: enabling a circular economy through regenerative products and process design
Clean Air & Climate Protection: protecting clean air, promoting renewable energy, and reducing harmful emissions
Water & Soil Stewardship: safeguarding clean water and healthy soils
Social Fairness: respecting human rights and contributing to a fair and equitable society
How to certify?
The Institute administers a rigorous, third-party product certification program, according to our quality policy. To certify a material or product under the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard or to receive a Material Health Certificate, companies must work with a qualified independent assessment body to ensure a material or product meets the standard’s requirements. 
Here are the key steps of the certification process. If you are ready to get started, complete the Certification Inquiry Form to connect with an Institute representative to learn more about certification.
1- Determine if your product is eligible for certification
2- Select a Cradle to Cradle Certified Assessment Body for the testing, analysis, and evaluation of your product
3- Work with your assessor to compile and evaluate data and documentation
4- Receive certification for your product
5- Work with the Institute and your marketing teams
6- Report your progress

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