Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Version 4

Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4, a new version of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, is currently in development.

The initial public comment period for the first draft of Version 4 concluded on 18 October 2019. The Institute’s Certification Standards Board is currently reviewing the comments received and a second draft of Version 4 is in development. Dates for a second public comment period will be announced once the revised draft is completed. At that time, responses to comments received during the first public comment period will also be published on this page.

Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4 Draft Standard and Supporting Documents

The first draft of the Version 4 Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard, reference documents, a Version 3.1 to draft Version 4 comparison summary, and a Basic Level Restricted Substance List FAQ are available here.

Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4 Information Sessions

The Institute hosted free webinars in 2019 to introduce the Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4 draft standard and highlight its most important features and updates.  A recording of the introductory webinar is available here.

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Developing the New Standard

The Institute has engaged diverse stakeholders in the development of the new version of the  Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard including our five Technical Advisory Groups, our Stakeholder Advisory Council, and our Certification Standards Board (CSB). The CSB serves as the decision-making body responsible for revising and updating the standard, and is comprised of industry leaders from companies with Cradle to Cradle Certified products, independent assessors of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard, and topical experts. The standard development process can be found here.