Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Version 4

Cradle to Cradle Certified V4, a new version of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, is currently in development.

The initial public comment period for the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard concluded on 18 October 2019. The submitted comments will be reviewed by the Institute and the Certification Standards Board.

The draft version 4 Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard, reference documents, v3.1 to draft v4 comparison summary, and Basic Level Restricted Substance List FAQ are available here.

Cradle to Cradle Certified v4 Information Sessions

The Institute is hosting free webinars to introduce the Cradle to Cradle Certified Version 4 draft standard and highlight the most important features and updates. There are currently no upcoming webinars, but you may view a recording here.

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.