GOLD Level Certification
The shift into materials as inputs for the circular economy begins at the GOLD level of Cradle to Cradle certification.
The GOLD level Cradle to Cradle assessment verifies that there are no relevant human or environmental risks in a material’s chemistry. Risks such as plausible exposure to substances known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, genetic damage, or reproductive harm. GOLD level materials have passed a thorough assessment on every chemical substance in a material down to 100 parts per million.
GOLD level materials are produced using at least 50% renewable energy and outputting 100% clean effluent. And creation, use, disposal or reuse of a GOLD level product are governed by globally recognized social audits to ensure optimal conditions.