An end-to-end solution, from supplier to sustainable product certification, designed to clean up products and global supply chains goes live
Submitted by: Toxnot
Posted: Jun 04, 2019 – 09:00 AM EST
MBDC and Toxnot, two esteemed players in the sustainable products space, today announced an exciting collaboration to help manufacturers with product transparency reporting. Together, Toxnot and MBDC, the creators of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program, will help manufacturers design, build, and certify better products.
This collaboration creates an end-to-end solution from supplier to certification. Toxnot allows product developers to collect complex data on the ingredients in their products, even if they are proprietary. Product developers can explore alternative, potentially safer chemicals securely and screen against particularly hazardous compounds. Most importantly, Toxnot lets these manufacturers automatically submit their product data directly to MBDC in a single click.
MBDC is led by world-renowned architect and designer William McDonough and is the leading assessor for the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program. Cradle to Cradle Certified is administered by the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute, also co-founded by McDonough. Using its library of products and materials, MBDC guides designers and manufacturers through a continuous improvement process to make their products healthier and more sustainable.
Until now, supply chains and chemical hazards have been notoriously difficult to manage – and communicating to consumers and buyers has suffered. The result has been complex and costly; a system that too often loses sight of its higher purpose to clean up supply chains and products.
“Providing Toxnot users with the ability to screen and report against the Cradle to Cradle Certification™ is a huge step toward our goal of trusted product transparency,” said Toxnot CEO, Pete Girard. “Manufacturers can feel confident that their products are being assessed by a best-in-class solution; and we are proud to overcome some of the biggest hurdles in material health transparency by connecting the data to the certification in a single platform.”
"Disclosure of ingredients for products and materials does not always equate to reduced harm for human and environmental health,” said Jay Bolus, President of MBDC. “Our collaboration with Toxnot will provide manufacturers a trusted way to communicate their work toward safer and healthier materials, because the ingredients will have been fully assessed for Cradle to Cradle Certification – while keeping their proprietary formulas secured. This is optimized disclosure for consumers and industry alike to truly further transparency for material chemistry.”
Consumers and forward-thinking brands are increasingly demanding cleaner, less harmful products and materials. The advent of powerful new software platforms like Toxnot that simplify supplier engagement around chemicals, and the significant expansion of third-party, peer-reviewed verifiers like the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is disrupting the way we manage chemical hazards in our products – making it easier to analyze and clean up the world’s supply chains.
Interested in supply chain transparency? Schedule a demo with Toxnot for a hazard screening or to build a suppler survey. If you’re an existing manufacturer working with chemical hazards databases and want to learn more about the Cradle to Cradle Design™ Framework and get on the path to certification, visit MBDC.com and contact Jay Bolus today.
MBDC is a firm founded in 1995 by world-renowned architect William McDonough and chemist Dr. Michael Braungart. MBDC originated the Cradle to Cradle Design™ framework and the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products program. MBDC leads companies to create a world of good by assessing product designs and integrating the framework into corporate strategy, communications, operations and supply chains. Using the process of inventory, assessment and optimization, MBDC provides unique technical expertise to develop sustainable circular economy solutions around material health, material reutilization, renewable energy use, water stewardship and social fairness. MBDC partners with clients to provide scientific assessments and spur design innovation to create a world of good.
Toxnot is an industry-leading technology company with a mission to improve health and sustainability across the global supply chain by streamlining the chemical transparency process. Toxnot provides an efficient system for manufacturers to gather supply chain data, gain insight into their hazard profiles, report on the results and create safer products. Organizations are able to automate transparency reporting and collect hazard information across their global supply chain, reducing risks. Toxnot scales from small businesses to Fortune 500 enterprises and utilizes searchable GreenScreen® List Translator scores. Toxnot also powers the Declare label submission process. In 2017, Toxnot won the Environmental Leader Product of the Year Award.
Cradle to Cradle Design™ is a registered trademark of MBDC.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Cradle to Cradle Certification™ is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.