Cradle to Cradle
Cradle to Cradle is a biomimetic approach to the design and manufacture of products and systems. By modeling manufacturing based on natural processes, Tandus Centiva views materials as nutrients circulating in healthy, safe metabolisms. Put simply, Cradle to Cradle is a holistic approach that, when applied to manufacturing, creates systems that are efficient, waste free and produce healthy products.
“The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Product Standard guides designers and manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories — material health, material reutilization, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A 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.”