Get Cradle to Cradle Certified™

The Platinum level of certification represents the highest standard in Cradle to Cradle Certified™ product design.

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


Version 3.1

Material Health

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

Material Reutilization

  • The product has a Material Reutilization Score of 100.
  • The product is actively being recovered and cycled in a technical or biological metabolism.

Renewable Energy and Carbon Management

  • For the final manufacturing stage of the product, >100% of purchased electricity is renewably sourced or offset with renewable energy projects, and >100% of direct on-site emissions are offset.
  • The embodied energy associated with the product from Cradle to Gate is characterized and quantified, and a strategy to optimize is developed. At re-application, progress on the optimization plan is demonstrated.
  • ≥ 5% of the embodied energy associated with the product from Cradle to Gate is covered by offsets or otherwise addressed (e.g., through projects with suppliers, product re-design, savings during the use phase, etc.).

Water Stewardship

  • All water leaving the manufacturing facility meets drinking water quality standards.

Social Fairness

  • A facility-level audit is completed by a third party against an internationally recognized social responsibility program (e.g., SA8000 standard or B-Corp).
  • All Silver-Level requirements are complete.