Get Cradle to Cradle Certified™

In addition to the Basic level requirements, all products certified Bronze under Version 3.1 must meet the following requirements:

Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze

Version 3.1

Material Health

  • The product is at least 75% 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.) need to be 100% assessed.
  • A phase out or optimization strategy has been developed for those materials with an X rating.

Material Reutilization

  • The product has a Material Reutilization Score that is ≥ 35.

Renewable Energy and Carbon Management

  • A renewable energy use and carbon management strategy is developed.

Water Stewardship

  • A facility-wide water audit is completed.

Social Fairness

  • A full social responsibility self-audit is complete and a positive impact strategy is developed (based on UN Global Compact Tool or B-Corp).