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Certification Resources
 
 
Supporting Documents
 

•  List of Chemical Evaluation Criteria

•  List of Restricted Chemicals

•  List of Banned chemicals

  Description of Manufacturing Site Visit
•  Cradle to Cradle Certified Trademark Guidelines
 
For application and renewal documents, go to the Certification Process page

Program References
Listed below are additional resources that may be helpful in collecting information about the certification criteria.  
 
Material Health
At the Platinum certification level, manufacturers of wood products are required to use FSC Certified wood.
Forest Stewardship Council (www.fsc.org 
 
Renewable Energy Use 
At the Gold and Platinum certification levels, manufacturers are required to use renewable energy. If Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are purchased, they must be Green-e Certified.

Green-e Certification  (http://www.green-e.org/ 


Water Stewardship
At the Silver through Platinum certification levels, manufacturers are required to adopt a set of guiding principles for protecting the quality and quantity of water resources. The following are resources that can be used as a guide:  
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (www.wbcsd.org)
Hannover Principles: Design for Sustainability - Water (www.gemi.org/water/resources/hannover.htm)
 

At the Gold certification level, manufacturers are required to complete a water audit of their manufacturing process. This process is based on the Global Environmental Management Initiative resources.

Global Environmental Management Initiative (www.gemi.org/water)

 

Social Responsibility

At the Silver through Platinum certification levels, manufacturers must pubicly adopt a set of  guiding principles for social responsibility that address fair labor practices, corporate and personal ethics, supplier relationships, and community relationships. The following are resources that can be used as a guide:
UN Global Compact (www.unglobalcompact.org)
 
At the Gold and Platinum certification levels, manufacturers are required to prepare for and obtain a third-party social responsibility or fair labor certification.The following are recommended programs:
B Corporation (www.bcorporation.net)
Social Accountability International SA8000 (http://www.sa-intl.org/)
 
 
 
 
 

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