The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has released Version 4.0 of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard. It is the most ambitious and actionable standard yet for safe, circular, responsibly made products.
It also supports designing and making products today that enable a healthy, equitable and sustainable future.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute will begin accepting new applications to certify products to Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4.0 in July 2021.
“Cradle to Cradle Certified has long been regarded as the most trusted and advanced science-based standard for designing and manufacturing products that maximise health and wellbeing for people and our planet,” said Peter Templeton, Institute President and CEO.
He further added that that fourth version of Cradle to Cradle Certified builds on this legacy by equipping brands, retailers, designers and manufacturers with actionable guidance and best practices for choosing safer materials, driving meaningful innovation and creating products, systems and business models that have a positive impact on humans and the environment today, and in the future.
The new Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4.0 standard is a comprehensive framework that enables companies to prioritise action across five sustainability focus areas; ensuring materials are safe for humans and the environment; enabling a circular economy through regenerative products and process design, protecting clean air; promoting renewable energy, and reducing harmful emissions; safeguarding clean water and healthy soils and respecting human rights and contributing to a fair and equitable society.
It is pertinent to mention here that in India also few of the leading apparel manufacturers are producing Cradle to Cradle Certified Products.