What is Cradle to Cradle certification?
The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Product Standard was created by Michael Braungart and William MacDonough in the nineties and intended to create an integrated and consistent Circular Economy approach.
The Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product’s sustainability through five quality categories material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A Cradle to Cradle (C2C) certified product receives an achievement level in each category — Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum — with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark.
Munken and C2C
As from August 2020 the full product range of Munken papers is awarded a Silver Level Material Health Certificate as part of the multi-attribute Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Standard. In addition, the entire production process of the mill in Munkedal was inspected and achieved the Bronze Level, which therefore represents the overall level of product certification. Our process is now fully transparent and products have been tested and analysed, including all pre-materials.
Why do we do it?
We want to do our part and do our best in the general challenge of climate change. By knowing, all we can about every process and base material we can move forward and create safe and sustainable products for the future. With C2C we move to be more in balance with nature – with the clear goal to come closer to a true Circular Economy.