Certification Standards Board

The Certification Standards Board (CSB) is the decision-making body responsible for maintenance and revision of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard, and adjudicating appeals related to product certification, as necessary. The CSB is composed of industry leaders from Cradle to Cradle certification holder companies, Cradle to Cradle Certified assessors, and topical experts, and is chaired by the Institute's Vice President of Science and Certification. CSB members are appointed by the C2CPII Board of Directors.

Jeffrey Hogue

Chief Sustainability Officer, Levi Strauss & Co

Jeffrey Hogue is the Chief Sustainability Officer at Levi Strauss & Co. – the iconic brand with a 167-year history.  In his role, he leads the sustainability and circular economy efforts for the organisation to create positive impact across the environmental and social aspects of their global operations.

Prior to joining LS&Co., Jeffrey has held several CSO and lead roles in a variety of industries including, Biotechnology, Food and Agriculture, Retail Food and Fashion.  Preceding his leadership role at LS&Co. he designed and led C&A’s global sustainability strategies and established notable leadership in the co-development of Fashion for Good, leading C&A to the world’s largest user of certified organic cotton, guiding the organisation to create the world’s most sustainable denim and circular knit products certified to Cradle to Cradle™ GOLD, developing the company’s sustainability brand value proposition #WearTheChange and in-store takeback programme #WeTakeitBack, and leading the organisation to leadership positions in transparency and prevention of forced labour and slavery.

Before his role at C&A, Jeffrey led CSR and Sustainability team at McDonalds Corporation. In this role, he successfully led the development of McDonald's first global sustainability strategy and climate change positions. Prior to this, Jeffrey served for 17 years at Danisco A/S & Genencor International their VP and Chief Sustainability Officer and led the integration of Danisco’s Sustainability and Regulatory programmes into the DuPont organisation.

He has held numerous non-profit board positions including the C&A Foundation, the Innovation Committee of Fashion for Good, Textile Exchange, Organic Cotton Accelerator, Sun Valley Institute and The Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute.