13 Jan, 2023

Institute welcomes three new members to Standards Steering Committee

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is pleased to announce that three new members have been appointed to its Standards Steering Committee by the Institute’s Board of Directors as of 1 January 2023.

The new members are:

  • Dr. Kristof Debrabandere, Coordinator at C2C Platform and Senior Sustainability Coach at Sustenuto

  • Jennifer Duran, Global Vice President of Product Resiliency and Sustainability at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

  • Christian Aage Lundsgaard, Project Manager for Sustainability and Product Development at Troldtekt A/S

The appointments are the result of a thorough selection process that started in September 2022 with a public call for members. The Standards Steering Committee is charged with providing oversight of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard and is the main governance body for the Standard. The Committee is composed of technical and subject matter experts from a variety of stakeholder groups. The new appointments deepen the expertise of the Committee across all categories of the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard.

The Committee’s current members include:

  • Sean Ansett - Founder, At Stake Advisors Limited

  • Dr. Alain Casoli - Group R&D Regulatory Affairs Director, Tarkett

  • Don Frey - Chief Innovation Officer, The Honest Company

  • Dr. Nikola Juhasz - Global Technical Director for Sustainability, Sun Chemical

  • Dr. Anna Lennquist - Senior Toxicologist – The International Chemical Secretariat (ChemSec)

  • Dr. Jennifer Russell - Assistant Professor, Department of Sustainable Biomaterials, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University

  • Jimmy Summers - Vice President of Environment, Health, and Safety, and Chief Sustainability Officer, Elevate Textiles, Inc

  • Tom Vereijken - Director, European Water Stewardship, Water Stewardship Academy BV

  • Dr. Susan Klosterhaus - Vice President, Science and Certification, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute verifies products and materials that are safe, circular and responsibly made by assessing sustainability performance across five categories: material health, product circularity, clean air and climate protection, water and soil stewardship, and social fairness. For more than a decade, leading brands, designers and manufacturers have relied on the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard to optimize products for immediate and long-term positive impacts on human and environmental health. Learn more about the Standards Steering Committee and its members here.