Get A Material Health Certificate


Product must meet the following standards:

The product is 100% characterized by its generic materials (e.g., aluminum, polyethylene, steel, etc.) and/or product categories and names (e.g., coatings).

Identify the appropriate metabolism, either as a technical nutrient or biological nutrient for the product and its components.

The product does not contain any Banned List chemicals above the relevant thresholds based on supplier declarations. 

The product is at least 75% assessed (by weight) using ABC-X ratings. Insert link here Externally Managed Components (EMCs) link to definition in the standard are considered assessed and contribute to the overall percentage of the product that has been assessed. Products that are entirely Biological Nutrients in nature (e.g., cosmetics, personal care, soaps, detergents, etc.) need to be 100% assessed.

A phase out or optimization strategy has been developed for those materials with an X rating.


In addition to the Bronze level requirements, all products earning a Silver level Material Health Certificate under Version 3.0 must meet the following requirements:

The product has been at least 95% assessed (by weight) using ABC-X ratings. Externally Managed Components (EMCs) are considered assessed and contribute to the overall percentage of the product that has been assessed. Products that are entirely Biological Nutrients in nature (e.g., cosmetics, personal care, soaps, detergents, etc.) must be 100% assessed.

The product contains no substances known or suspected to cause cancer, birth defects, genetic damage, or reproductive harm (CMRs) after the A, B, C, X assessment has been carried out.


In addition to all lower level requirements, all products earning a Gold level Material Health Certificate under Version 3.0 must meet the following requirements:

The product has been 100% assessed (by weight) using A, B, C ratings. All EMCs have been assessed as non-X.

The product contains no X assessed materials (optimization strategy is not required).

Product meets Cradle to Cradle Certified emissions standards.


The Platinum level of certification represents the highest level of the Material Health Certificate

In addition to all lower level requirements, all products certified Platinum under Version 3.0 must meet the following requirements:

All process chemicals have been assessed and none have been assessed as X.