Get certified

With a Cradle to Cradle certificate you show your commitment to healthy and sustainable products. The certificate proves that your product meets the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard – one of the highest sustainability and material health standards. Cradle to Cradle Certified is a globally recognized third-party product certification.

The standard covers almost all kinds of non-food products – from children’s toys to building materials. It is administrated by the independent non-profit organisation Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.

How to Get Certified

To get a product certified, manufacturers must work with a qualified independent assessment body trained and accredited by the institute. The assessment body performs product assessment and prepares an Assessment Summary Report. The report is then reviewed by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, which certifies the product and issues the certificate along with licens to the manufacture to use the Cradle to Cradle design mark.

Cradle to Cradle certificering

Vugge til Vugge ApS is one of 15 Cradle to Cradle Accredited Assessment Bodies in the World and the only one in the Nordics. We have many years of experience and we can offer guidance throughout the whole certification process – from the first clarification meeting to the final certificate. We take pride in working hard to help you achieve the best results possible.

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Certification Categories and Levels

Your product will be evaluated against criteria in five certification categories, each category with an ultimate, indicating a 100% good product. For each category, the product receives an achievement level – Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum – depending on how close it is to meeting the ultimate goals. The lowest achievement level represents the product’s overall mark.

Check out the Institute’s overview of the different categories and levels for more information.

Material Health

Material Health

Product ingredients are identified and evaluated for impact on human and environmental health. The goal is to eliminate all toxic and unidentified chemicals and achieve products that are safe and healthy for humans and the environment.


Material ReutilizationMaterial Reutilization

Products are designed either to be recycled into new products as a technical nutrient or biodegrade safely as a biological nutrient. The goal is to eliminate the concept of waste thru 100% recovery and upcycle.


Renewable EnergyRenewable Energy and Carbon Management

The production is sourced by renewable energy and inevitable carbon emissions are offset. The goal is carbon neutrality and powering of all operations with 100% renewable energy.


Water StewardshipWater Stewardship

Production processes are designed to regard water as a precious resource. The goal is to clean up effluent to meet drinking water quality.


Social FairnessSocial Fairness

Company operations are designed to honor all people and natural systems. The goal is fair conditions for employees and making a positive difference in the local communities and through out the supply chain.


Certification Process

A Cradle to Cradle product certification consists of three main steps:

  1. Data collection on product materials and manufacturing processes  in cooperation with Vugge til Vugge ApS
  2. Product Assessment performed by Vugge til Vugge ApS
  3. Third-party verification and certification by the independent Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Check out more general information on the certification process, or book a meeting with us to get a better understanding of the process for your very product.

Book a Free Meeting With Us

The first step towards a Cradle to Cradle certification is taking a free meeting with us. The meeting will help you clarify whether Cradle to Cradle certification is relevant for your product, how it may benefit your business, and what the process will require in your specific case. Of course, we will also be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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