Standards Steering Committee

The Standards Steering Committee (SSC) is charged with providing oversight of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard and is the main governance body for the standard. At its discretion and subject to approval of the C2CPII’s Board of Directors, the SSC maintains and further develops the standard’s requirements as it deems appropriate and necessary to preserve the integrity and viability of the standard and evolve the standard in accordance with C2CPII’s Mission and Strategic Plan.

The SSC is composed of technical and subject matter experts from a variety of stakeholder groups. These stakeholders may include qualified representatives of product manufacturers and suppliers; government or multilateral agencies; nonprofit, environmental or social compliance organizations; standards development bodies, academia and research institutions; service provider organizations, independent consultancies or other related entities. SSC members are appointed by the C2CPII Board of Directors.

Jay Bolus

Vice President of Sustainability, IPG - Intertape Polymer Group

Jay Bolus has over 25 years of experience in the sustainability field with a focus on material science, toxicology and all things Cradle to Cradle. In his former position as President and Chief Scientist at MBDC, Jay was instrumental in the development of the original Cradle to Cradle® Design Framework and was the creator of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program. Jay worked directly with several Fortune 500 companies on the implementation of sustainability strategies and Cradle to Cradle product certifications.

As Vice President of Sustainability for IPG, Jay is responsible for the development, implementation and continued growth of all IPG sustainability initiatives, including obtaining Cradle to Cradle certification on a growing number of IPG products. Jay leads a team of professionals dedicated to the manufacture of products that are truly safe and circular while aiming to leave behind a beneficial environmental footprint on the multitude of areas in which IPG operates.

Jay holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Biochemistry from the University of Richmond and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Virginia.