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 CradleÂ® 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: 1. Safe and appropriately sourced materials 2. Material reutilization 3. Renewable energy 4. Release of clean water 5. Social fairness Products that meet the transparent criteria of this rating system will receive the Cradle to CradleCM certification mark.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute today announced it has received a $500,000 grant from The Schmidt Family Foundation. The Institute administers the Cradle to Cradle...
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute today announced the certification of its first global apparel brand collection. Products in the PUMA InCycle collection have been awarded BASIC level certification under version 2.1 of the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Product Standard,...
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 ...