San Francisco -- A new Certification Standards Board has been created by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to oversee the ongoing development of the Cradle to Cradle product certification protocol. The board's responsibility for Cradle to Cradle product certification represents an important step toward transparency for the certification process and independent third-party verification of the protocol, developed over the past 20 years by William McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart in collaboration with some of the world's top brands.
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The Certification Standards Board membership includes respected industry leaders with backgrounds in chemistry, chemical engineering, toxicology, environmental science, product design, business, and manufacturing. "The Institute and the new board will play a critical role in Cradle to Cradle certification, and create an incentive for continual improvement in the environmental and social qualities of the products people use", said board member Adam Lowry, co-founder of Method.
"I am privileged to join the newly established Certifications Standards Board," said Rudi Daelmans of Desso, a leading carpet manufacturer based in The Netherlands. "Transparency is the new business standard, as are independence and active stakeholder engagement."
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization, co-founded by William McDonough and Michael Braungart, to bring about a large-scale transformation in the way we make things. The Institute's mission is to provide a continuous improvement quality standard to guide product manufacturers and designers in making safe and healthy things for our world. The Institute, using the Cradle to Cradle® framework, works with leaders from academia, the NGO environmental community, government, and industry to implement a standard for assessing and constantly improving products based on five criteria: Safe and appropriately sourced materials, Material reutilization, Renewable energy, Release of clean water and Social fairness.
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