We are pleased to announce that MBDC’s client SunPower is in the news at the Guardian Sustainable Business for achieving a Silver level Cradle to Cradle Certified(TM) award for its Solar Panel. SunPower is also the 2015 winner of the innovation award in the net positive category of the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards.
MBDC worked closely with SunPower and its supply chain to inventory and assess the materials used in the solar panel for material health considerations. In addition, material reutilization at the end of product use period, clean water, clean energy and social fairness considerations were also an integral part of the assessment and subsequent certification.
MBDC is the originator of the Cradle to Cradle Certified(TM) products program now administered independently, with full transparency, by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. The Cradle to Cradle Certified material health assessment is the most comprehensive review available taking both hazard and risk into account along with the use context for the product.