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 12 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.

Fem kategorier i Cradle to Cradle standarden version 4

  • Material Health: ensuring materials are safe for humans and the
  • Product Circularity: enabling a circular economy through regenerative
    products and process design
  • Clean Air & Climate Protection: protecting clean air, promoting renewable
    energy, and reducing harmful emissions
  • Water & Soil Stewardship: safeguarding clean water and healthy soils
  • Social Fairness: respecting human rights and contributing to a fair and
    equitable society


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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