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Cradle to Cradle Certified version 3.0 introduced in Europe

Institute staff and participants at Park 20|20 on 17 December 2012.

Last month in Venlo, The Netherlands, the Institute organized a round-table for manufacturers with Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM products. The Institute's senior scientist, Dr. Susan Klosterhaus, elaborated on the certification procedures and what’s new in version 3.0 of the certification standard.

Also, on 17th December, the Institute organized an event at Park 20|20 where it presented version 3.0 of the certification standard for the first time in Europe. Cradle to Cradle Certified assists companies in developing safe and healthy products, the materials of which can be re-used in continuous cycles. The standard guides continuous improvement of product quality. Roy Vercoulen, the Institute’s Vice President, Europe, hosted the event.

Park 20|20 is the first full service Cradle to Cradle working environment in The Netherlands. In Park 20|20 a unique level of sustainability is created together with a human centered design approach to realize the cleanest, most inspiring and productive working environment to date.

Companies recognize the importance of the Cradle to Cradle Certified program. The Institute is excited to be leading the way in the evolution of this program worldwide.

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