The C2C Community Responds to Covid-19

Unprecedented circumstances like Covid-19 call for unprecedented action. Over the past several weeks, the Cradle to Cradle community has risen to this challenge. From personal protective equipment (PPE) to masks and sanitizers, members from every corner of our community have demonstrated incredible leadership and generosity by making products and materials that are mission-critical to conquering the pandemic. 

The Institute offers our heartfelt gratitude to all members of our community as we each do our part to address this global crisis. We may be apart, but together we will create an even more positive future. Here are just some of the highlights of the contributions being made by Cradle to Cradle Certified community members. For more, follow @C2CCertified on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Artistic Milliners has developed medical grade, Level 1 and 2 FDA-compliant coveralls in collaboration with local healthcare providers to give maximum protection to frontline medical staff and is donating the first 10,000 suits to local hospitals.

C&A has donated more than 24,000 masks to medical workers across Europe. 

COTY is producing hand sanitizer and distributing it free of charge to emergency and medical services staff.

G-Star RAW has donated more than 13,000 masks to hospitals. 

GOJO is donating hand sanitizer for patient rooms in hospitals across the three counties near its Akron, Ohio headquarters.

L’Oreal has launched a global solidarity programme to support the fight against Covid-19, including producing hand sanitizer and contributing to aid organizations in Asia, Canada, Europe, and the US.

Milliken is making medical-grade fabric for use in PPE. 

Mosa employees and shared the cooling vests they usually use during the summer period with medical professionals at the Maastricht UMC+ and Zuyderland hospitals in the Netherlands. 

Shaw Industries is making face shields in its innovation lab and donating them to nearby hospitals. It provided an overnight delivery of 60,000 square feet of flooring for the emergency completion of a temporary hospital in New York.

Tarkett has lent technical expertise to and provided flooring for field hospitals in Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.

Trigema has reorganized its production to counteract the global shortage of PPE, including face masks and gowns. 

Vertisol is making new PPE for sanitary staff.

Werner & Mertz has converted its production to focus on producing as many disinfectants as possible and is prioritizing delivery to institutions that are of the greatest importance to the functioning of our society, including medical facilities, nursing homes, and food retailers.

Wolford has converted its production in Austria and Slovenia to the production of more washable, reusable face masks to be handed out for free to employees in highly affected areas. The company is also part of a taskforce of different textile companies working together to produce 200,000 face masks for use in hospitals and medical practices.