About Cradle to Cradle products Innovation Institute
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute is a non-profit organization created to bring about a large scale transformation in the way we make things.
Our mission is to provide a continuous improvement quality standard to guide product manufacturers and designers in making safe and healthy things for our world.
The Institute, using the Cradle to Cradle® framework, works with leaders from academia, the NGO environmental community, government and industry to implement a standard for assessing and constantly improving products based upon five categories:
1. Safe and appropriately sourced materials;
2. Material reutilization;
3. Renewable energy and carbon management;
4. Water stewardship; and
5. Social fairness.
Products that meet the transparent criteria of this rating system receive the Cradle to Cradle CM certification mark.