31 December 2013
Eco Intelligent Growth accredited C2C CertifiedCM Assessment Body by C2CPII
Last October, two members of the EIG team traveled to Venlo (Netherlands) to complete the training required to establish the company as an accredited Assessment Body to manage the product certification program independently.
This accreditation is a step forward on the road that EIG has initiated since its founding late in 2005. The Cradle to Cradle ® is in the DNA of this consultancy firm dedicated since then to promote and work in all sectors to make the paradigm shift to happen in the ground.
A long history it’s been written step by step, first as LAP (License Assessment Provider) by MBDC and afterwards as EPEA Spain staff. EIG has quite an extensive experience both with the certification process – 8 certified products completed and a number of new ones in progress– and in the practical advice and implementation of C2C design principles in different industries, markets and contexts.
Since the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute was established some new advisory bodies were created to develop the Certification process. In this context EIG gets the accreditation to manage independently the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM program, reporting to the C2CPII.
Accredited Assessment Bodies
Accredited Assessment Bodies are companies or organizations accredited by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute to conduct product assessments for Cradle to Cradle product certification. An assessor evaluating products for the purpose of Cradle to Cradle certification must be affiliated with a company that has been accredited by the Institute based on the relevance of its core business to performance of product assessments and demonstration of sound business policies and practice. (www.c2ccertified.org)
EIG is one of the first companies in the world to obtain this accreditation, with a remarkable expertise in the field of construction, building materials and interior design.
We hope this will smooth the way for many companies to develop products wisely, so they can join the new economic model that is rising everywhere: Circular Economy.
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, a non-profit organization, administers the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard. It was created to bring about a new industrial revolution that turns the making of things into a positive force for society, economy, and the planet. www.c2ccertified.org
Cradle to Cradle® and C2C® are registered trademarks owned and licensed by MBDC, LLC.
Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM is a certification mark licensed by the C2CPII.