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.
Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program, we set the global standard for products that are safe, circular and made responsibly. Cradle to Cradle Certified® is used by future-focused designers, brands, retailers and manufacturers across the value chain to innovate and optimise materials and products according to the world’s most advanced measures for material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness.
By setting forth globally recognized, science-based requirements along these five categories, Cradle to Cradle Certified® delivers a turnkey solution for companies working to safeguard health, implement circular business models and address global sustainable development concerns like water pollution and poor sanitation, embodied energy and carbon emissions, and unfair and unsafe labor practices.
Created by technical experts, market leaders and the public, Cradle to Cradle Certified® offers a comprehensive framework to assess, optimize and verify all aspects of product design and manufacturing.
The Institute also powers the global shift to a circular economy through partnerships and collaborative initiatives that equip businesses, governments and other stakeholders with the technical solutions and knowledge they need to innovate for a safe, circular and equitable future.