Cradle to Cradle Certification (C2C)

What is Cradle to Cradle certification?

Cradle to Cradle Certification (C2C) is a comprehensive solution for evaluate, optimize and verify all aspects of product design and manufacturing by assessing the safety, circularity and responsibility of products in five categories:

Materials health
Material reutilization
Renewable energy and carbon management
Water management
Social justice

Cradle to Cradle Certification promotes product innovation for the circular economy by providing a framework for designing and manufacturing materials and products that are safe, circular and responsibly made.

It is considered preferential in public procurement programmes (USEPA, Netherlands Pianoo), awards points in the main green building certifications (LEED, BREEAM, DGNB), and is a preferential purchasing criterion for developers and builders in different countries (Google, Delta Development, Grupo Construcía).


Select safe and healthy materials

Designing products that are healthy and safe for people and the environment from production to reuse.

Run on clean and abundant energy

Where manufacturers generate a positive impact on energy supply, ecosystem balance, and maintain carbon levels in soil and vegetation.

Eliminate the waste concept

100% recovery and upcycling.

Respect human and natural systems

Responsible business in terms of its operations and ethics in relation to all stakeholders, including the supply chain and the natural environment. Be a partner to all stakeholders.

Safeguard water as a precious resource

The output water is cleaner than the input water.

The Cradle to Cradle certification process

To achieve certification of a product, companies must carry out a exhaustive analysis of the formulation, sourcing and manufacturing processes of the product through an accredited evaluation organisation.

Work is done across the entire supply chain to understand the hidden chemistry in the product.

All substances present up to a level of 100 ppm are identified. In some cases even beyond.

The environmental and social performance of products is assessed in 5 categories and assigned a level of achievement in each category.

A product is considered to be optimised when it achieves the level Gold.

The minimum level of achievement of a product in any of the five categories determines its final certification level.

Certified products are listed in the publicly available Cradle to Cradle Register of Certified Products at this link.

Companies that support the programme

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National and international programmes

Grupo Construcia works permanently with C2C Certified™ products.

Healthy Materials Program by

And more Cradle to Cradle Certified™ awards.

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