Cradle to Cradle Certified, Version 4.0

The current standard in force is the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard Version 4.0, launched in April 2021. This is the most ambitious and actionable global standard yet for developing products that are safe, circular and responsibly made. The standard’s methodology addresses interconnected sustainability topics across design and manufacturing phases.

Sustainable Pioneer Pathway

Suitable for businesses of all sizes, the standard offers a comprehensive single-standard solution that will help you advance from commitment to action through the following five-step pathway: 

  • Prioritize action across five sustainability focus areas: Material Health, Product Circularity, Clean Air & Climate Protection, Water & Soil Stewardship, and Social Fairness

  • Enact roadmaps for change, from product innovation to operations.

  • Transform business models, systems and collaboration throughout the value chain. 

  • Verify sustainability performance and measure progress.

  • Lead industry transformation towards a safe, circular and equitable future.

How to certify your product?Learn more about the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program and how to certify.