The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute was founded by William McDonough and Michael Braungart to assume independent responsibility for the administration of the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Products Program and the development of the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Product Standard. Version 3.0 of the Standard has been licensed to the Institute and governance of the Standard has been transferred to the Certification Standards Board.
Version 3.0 is the latest revision to the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Product Standard, developed by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry and licensed exclusively to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Version 3.0 revises and expands on Version 2.1.1 (last Updated 2010).
The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Product Standard will be periodically revised to keep up with current research, data, and technologies. Revisions will be decided by the newly formed Certification Standards Board (see below) with input from consumers, manufacturers, NGO partners, and other interested stakeholders. Certification holders will be given reasonable time to comply with any new revisions to the standard.
Feedback concerning the certification Program should be addressed to the Institute using this form. Issues and feedback are important to us and to the ongoing development of the Program.
The Certification Standards Board (CSB) is an 11 member board consisting of manufacturers, topical experts, and other stakeholders, tasked with oversight of ongoing development of the certification Standard.