the certification program. The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Products Program is a multi-attribute and multi-level certification that acknowledges continuous improvement of products and processes towards the goal of being wholly beneficial for people and the planet. The certification program is based on the Cradle to Cradle to Cradle® – History. MBDC transferred an exclusive license for the certification program and methodology in 2010 to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, co-founded by William McDonough and Michael Braungart.The Institute reviews product assessments conducted by assessors such as MBDC, and issues certifications as an independent, third-party, not-for-profit organization. The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program is the world’s most advanced, science-based standard for designing and making products for the Circular Economy. The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program is the world’s most advanced, science-based standard for designing and making products for the Circular Economy. It acknowledges continuous improvement and innovation of products and processes toward the goal of being not just “less bad” but also “more good” for people and the planet. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories — material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a certification mark licensed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute Certified under Version 3.1 of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard Use of Licensed Marks is subject to terms and conditions of the C2CPII Trademark License Agreement and Trademark Use Guidelines. A new Certification Standards Board has been created by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to oversee the ongoing development of the Cradle to Cradle product certification protocol. It acknowledges continuous improvement and innovation of products and processes toward the goal of being not just “less bad” but also “more good” for people and the planet. Certified Cradle to CradleCM, Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM, and are registered marks of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC used under license by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. The ultimate goal of the Cradle to Cradle Certified CM Products Program is to encourage continuous improvement, innovation, and formulation of products that benefit humans and the environment. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute administers the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Products Program. Note: Cradle to Cradle ®, C2C and are registered marks of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC. “The establishment of the Certification Standards Board as the main governance body of the product certification methodology is a milestone for the Institute, a further step in our effort to create a more public and responsive standard,” said Cradle to Cradle Products … Cradle to Cradle Certified CM is a certification mark licensed exclusively for the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. For more information about the Cradle to Cradle Products Inovation Institute and a list of the full program criteria, visit www.c2ccertified.org.