Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products have been added to the list of third party certifications recognized under The Home Depot’s expanded Eco Options program.
Established by The Home Depot in 2007, Eco Options is a voluntary program that recognizes products that have less of an environmental impact than comparable products in five categories: energy efficiency, water conservation, healthy home, clean air and sustainable forestry. The program allows Home Depot to track environmental product improvements and promote environmentally preferred products to store associates and customers.
Suppliers may now use Cradle to Cradle Certified™ and the Material Health Certificate at an achievement level of Silver or higher in the material health category to qualify for the program.
To get certified, MBDC assesses products against five categories: Material Health, Material Reutilization, Water Stewardship, Renewable Energy, and Social Fairness. MBDC will then submit an assessment report to the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute who issues a certificate and label for your product. Companies also have the option of earning a Material Health Certificate by meeting Cradle to Cradle Certified™ standards for material health only. MBDC can provide a quick scan of your product for Cradle to Cradle potential and help you determine the best path to certification. Contact us today to get started!
The Home Depot’s recognition of Cradle to Cradle Certified within its Eco Options program, along with the company’s recently announced new chemical strategy, signals its commitment to continuing to address chemical improvements in products and marks a fundamental change in the building products industry.