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Externally Managed Component Assessment Methodology

This document outlines a customized methodology for the Material Health assessment of Externally Managed Components (EMCs) in the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard. Product components that meet the requirements described in this document are by definition EMCs. Examples of potential EMCs are a pneumatic cylinder in an office chair, the motherboard in a computer, the electric motor inside an automated window shade product, and a solar panel.

Product components that have achieved all applicable requirements in this document may be counted towards the total percentage of the product that is assessed at all Cradle to Cradle Certified achievement levels.