23 Jan, 2024

Institute welcomes two new members to Standards Steering Committee

The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is pleased to announce that two new members have been appointed to its Standards Steering Committee by the Institute’s Board of Directors as of 1 January 2024.

The new members are:


The appointments are the result of a thorough selection process that started in September 2023 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® Standard.


The Committee’s current members include:

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

  • 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

  • Don Frey - President/CEO at Independent Beauty Association

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

  • Christian Aage Lundsgaard - Project Manager for Sustainability & Product Development at Troldtekt A/S

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

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

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

  • Dr. Susan Klosterhaus - Vice President, Science and Certification at 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.