Bilfinger Tebodin as General Assessor for Cradle to Cradle
February 08, 2021
From February 1st until the February 6th was the Week of the Circular Economy in the Netherlands. We work with many different companies that embraced circular principles in their products and production process. That is why during this week, we put a number of our Cradle to Cradle customers in the spotlight to congratulate them on obtaining their Cradle to Cradle certification.
What we do
Our role as General Assessor for the Cradle to Cradle certifiedTM Product certification fits our overall company goals to help the industry become more sustainable. Within Bilfinger Tebodin we measure our impact according the SDG’s and Cradle to Cradle fits our SDG 12 goal: Responsible consumption and production. We help clients to achieve a Cradle to Cradle certification. We have been working on Cradle to Cradle projects for over 12 years. With this experience, we are able to give strategic advice and are able to connect different stakeholders in supply chains to help optimize products to a more safe, healthy and circular product.
Ahrend obtained its Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for the 5th time on two product lines, Ahrend Balance workstations and Ahrend 2020 office chairs. For this certification, adjustments have been made to the composition of the materials used for the height adjustability of desks. With these adjustments, Ahrend has improved recyclability and safety in the production chain.
Maars Living Walls
Maars living walls has again achieved its Cradle to Cradle Bronze certification and received its Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for the first time on the glass partition walls and M923. In line with the philosophy of C2C, the continuous improvement on products and processes has led to this increased result.
Derako has obtained the Cradle to Cradle Silver certification for its product lines Linear and Grill ceiling and wall systems. Linear and Grill is produced with 100% green electricity and Derako can supply these ceiling and wall systems with 100% FSC wood. There has been a lot of development in the use of healthier materials.
Sempergreen has obtained its first Cradle to Cradle Bronze certification for the SemperGreenwall, a green facade system. Sempergreen has started an improvement process with its suppliers to reduce energy consumption. Based on the C2C philosophy, they are continuously improving and have the objective to grow to the Silver level.
Dopper has certified all its water bottles Cradle to Cradle. All brightly colored Dopper Original bottles are Silver certified and the Dopper Insulated and Dopper Glass are Bronze certified. A lot of effort has gone into optimizing pigments in which healthy and safe materials have been selected. In addition, closing the cycle is one of the starting points of the design and the certification demonstrates this in a measurable way.
About Cradle to Cradle
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ is a globally recognized measure of safer, more sustainable products made for the circular economy. To receive certification, products are assessed for environmental and social performance across five critical sustainability categories: material health, material reuse, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness. A product is assigned an achievement level (Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum) for each category. A product’s lowest category achievement also represents its overall certification level. The standard encourages continuous improvement over time by awarding certification based on ascending levels of achievement and requiring certification renewal every two years.