We develop and implement
Cradle to Cradle Certified® products and services
for your company.

Our methods and performances

EPEA Switzerland GmbH supports companies in different areas of activities in the development and implementation of Cradle to Cradle Certified® design concepts.

With an experienced, internationally oriented and interdisciplinary working management team, Cradle to Cradle Certified® projects are implemented in all industries worldwide. Scientific reviews for all projects are created in close cooperation with an accredited Material Health Assessor.

EPEA Switzerland is an accredited general assessor for the Cradle to Cradle Certified®.

Cradle to Cradle Certified® Projects are generally complex. For the successful development and implementation we are equipped with extensive / leading and corresponding experience, know-how and references in the following areas:

  • Knowledge Trustee: often parts of the project network are hesitating to deliver detailed information – e.g. about their sub suppliers or materials. In these cases EPEA Switzerland acts as a knowledge trustee.
  • Accredited general assessor for the Cradle to Cradle Certification®
  • Search Fields: Development of successful circular business models (e.g. e-Recycling, Building DNA)
  • Business Development & Strategic Management (e.g. economic integration of take back systems)
  • Project Development, Innovation Management, Change Management (Paradigm Change)
  • Network Management for material streams (e.g. networking for closing the loop)
  • Process Management, Controlling (Implementation, System-relevant Controlling Concepts)
  • Supply Chain Management (Implementation, System-relevant Controlling Concepts)
  • Coaching in the segments:
    1. Know How Enhancement (Capacity Building)
    2. Definition of alternative solutions (Chemicals, Raw Materials, Participants of closing the loop)
    3. Marketing and Communication (Support in the development of marketing statements and communication)
  • Certification Consulting (professional support, audit on site of the enterprises)
  • Projects on behalf of governments, authorities, organizations
  • Concept development and implementation of extensions in developing countries (Dissemination)
  • Conference Hostings (C2C Congress, Expert talks), Training and Coaching (Workshops), Lectures and Speeches
Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, California.
The Institute’s goal is to support and accelerate the transformation of the products and the industry along the way. The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a “non-profit U.S. organization” for the global certification of all Cradle to Cradle Certified® products.
The C2CPII aims to do the following tasks:

  • Certification audit
  • Certificate award
  • Training, auditing partners
  • Development of certification standards
  • Public database of preferred chemicals
  • Internationalisation of certification

About Cradle to Cradle Certified®certification

Cradle to Cradle Certified® redefines products made for tomorrow

  • How we design and make products today shapes the world we will inhabit tomorrow.
  • Leading brands, retailers, designers and manufacturers rely on Cradle to Cradle Certified® to ensure the impact of their products on people and planet is a positive one.
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the most ambitious and actionable standard yet for designing and making products today that enable a healthy, equitable, and sustainable tomorrow.
  • The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard is regarded as the most trusted and advanced science-based standard for designing and manufacturing safe, circular and responsibly made products that maximize health and wellbeing for people and the environment.
Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a comprehensive one-standard solution for addressing the critical sustainability objectives that define products made for tomorrow.
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified® helps organisations align business strategy, operations and partnerships beyond common objectives throughout the entire value chain.
  • Cradle to Cradle Certified® Version 4.0 standard is a comprehensive framework that enables companies to:
    1. Material Health: ensuring materials are safe for humans and the environment
    2. Product Circularity: enabling a circular economy through regenerative products and process design
    3. Clean Air & Climate Protection: protecting clean air, promoting renewable energy, and reducing harmful emissions
    4. Water & Soil Stewardship: safeguarding clean water and healthy soils
    5. Social Fairness: respecting human rights and contributing to a fair and equitable society.

Die Cradle to Cradle certification assesses and verifies the safety, circularity and responsibility of materials and products according to the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard’s five categories of sustainability performance: Material Health, Product Circularity, Clean Air & Climate Protection, Water & Soil Stewardship, and Social Fairness.

Materials and products that meet the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard requirements may achieve Cradle to Cradle certification.

To earn certification for a product, companies must work with a qualified independent assessor to determine a product’s achievement levels across the five sustainability performance categories.

  • The product is assigned an achievement level for each category (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum).
  • The lowest achievement level among the five categories determines the product’s overall certification level awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
  • By awarding certification on the basis of ascending achievement levels and requiring certification renewal every two years, the Institute encourages and rewards continuous improvement towards positive impacts over time.

Certified products are listed in the publicly available Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Registry via the Website des Product Innovation Institute. 

About the institute

  • The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is dedicated to powering the circular economy through products and systems that have a positive impact on people and planet.
  • Through the Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program, the Institute sets the global standard for products that are safe, circular and responsibly made.
  • The Institute powers the global shift to a circular economy through partnerships and collaborative initiatives that equip businesses, governments and other stakeholders with the technical frameworks and knowledge they need to transform the way products are designed and made.
  • The Institute is headquartered in San Francisco , California and Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Visit the Institute for more information.

We look forward to assist you in implementing
your Cradle to Cradle® project.

Rather today than tomorrow.

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