Mosa has achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold for its ceramic floor and wall tiles.
99% of Mosa’s products, which were previously certified at the Silver level, are now Gold certified according to version 3.1 of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard. Awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, Cradle to Cradle Certified is the world’s science-based standard for making products today that enable a sustainable tomorrow.
The company adopted Cradle to Cradle principles over a decade ago, reportedly becoming the first ceramic tile manufacturer to achieve certification for its products.
“Mosa’s journey to Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold is a strong example of how companies can use the principles of the Cradle to Cradle Certified Product Standard to turn their sustainability commitments into meaningful practices,” said Dr. Christina Raab, president and CEO of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
“This achievement reflects Mosa’s dedication to our shared vision of a healthy, equitable and sustainable world powered by-products that have a positive impact on people and our planet.”
Cradle to Cradle Certified is regarded as a trusted standard for verifying the safety and circularity of materials and products made to maximize human and environmental health and wellbeing. To achieve certification, products must meet performance requirements across five critical areas of sustainability: Material Health, Product Reuse, Renewable Energy and Carbon, Water Stewardship, and Social Fairness.
Ascending levels of certification are awarded from Bronze to Platinum based upon a product’s performance in all five categories. The end-goal of Cradle to Cradle certification is the generation of materials and products made for a circular economy that maximizes health and wellbeing for people and planet.