Redefining products for tomorrow.

C2C Certified® Certification

epeaswitzerland gmbh is an officially recognised Cradle to Cradle Certified® Assessment Body that develops and implements Cradle to Cradle Certified® projects with partners worldwide and in all industries.

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  • Redefining Products for Tomorrow

    Cradle to Cradle Certified® works ahead of our time. Leading brands, retailers, designers and manufacturers rely on Cradle to Cradle Certified® to ensure the impact of their products on people and planet is a positive one.

  • Standards & Categories

    Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a comprehensive one-standard solution with five categories of sustainability performance for addressing the critical sustainability objectives.

  • Cradle to Cradle Certified® Certification

    To earn certification for a product, companies must work with a qualified independent assessor to determine a product’s achievement levels across the five sustainability performance categories.

  • The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

    The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is dedicated to powering innovation for the circular economy through products that have a positive impact on people and planet.

Selected Projects

epeaswitzerland has been developing and implementing Cradle to Cradle Certified® projects in different industries around the globe since 2011. 

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Redefined Products for tomorrow

How we design and make products today shapes the world we will inhabit tomorrow. Leading brands, retailers, designers and manufacturers rely on Cradle to Cradle Certified® to ensure the impact of their products on people and planet is a positive one. Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the most ambitious and actionable standard yet for designing and making products today that enable a healthy, equitable, and sustainable tomorrow. The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard is regarded as the most trusted and advanced science-based standard for designing and manufacturing safe, circular and responsibly made products that maximise health and well being for people and the environment.

One standard & five categories

Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a comprehensive one-standard solution for addressing the critical sustainability objectives that define products made for tomorrow. Cradle to Cradle Certified® helps organisations align business strategy, operations and partnerships beyond common objectives throughout the entire value chain. Cradle to Cradle Certified® Version 4.0 standard is a comprehensive framework that enables companies to:

  1. Material Health: ensuring materials are safe for humans and the environment;
  2. Product Circularity: enabling a circular economy through regenerative products and process design;
  3. Clean Air & Climate Protection: protecting clean air, promoting renewable energy, and reducing harmful emissions;
  4. Water & Soil Stewardship: safeguarding clean water and healthy soils;
  5. Social Fairness: respecting human rights and contributing to a fair and equitable society

Cradle to Cradle certification assesses and verifies the safety, circularity and responsibility of materials and products according to the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard’s five categories of sustainability performance: Material Health, Product Circularity, Clean Air & Climate Protection, Water & Soil Stewardship, and Social Fairness.

The C2C Certified® Certification

To earn certification for a product, companies must work with a qualified independent assessor to determine a product’s achievement levels across the five sustainability performance categories.

The product is assigned an achievement level for each certification-level (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum). The lowest achievement level among the five categories determines the product’s overall certification level awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

By awarding certification on the basis of ascending achievement levels and requiring certification renewal every two years, the Institute encourages and rewards continuous improvement towards positive impacts over time.

Certified products are listed in the publicly available Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Registry via the Website of the Product Innovation Institute.

The Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is dedicated to powering the circular economy through products and systems that have a positive impact on people and planet. Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program, the Institute sets the global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made. The Institute powers the global shift to a circular economy through partnerships and collaborative initiatives that equip businesses, governments and other stakeholders with the technical frameworks and knowledge they need to transform the way products are designed and made. 

The Institute’s goal is to support and accelerate the transformation of the products and the industry along the way. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a “non-profit U.S. organisation” for the global certification of all Cradle to Cradle Certified®products. The C2CPII aims to do the following tasks:

  • Certification audit;
  • Certificate award;
  • Training & auditing partners;
  • Development of certification standards;
  • Public database of preferred chemicals;
  • Internationalisation of certification

The Institute is headquartered in San Francisco , California and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Visit the institutes` Website for more information.

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