A mark of innovation, quality and good design
Cradle to Cradle® is inspired by nature, which is the perfect example of a circular economy. The design concept is all about eco-effectiveness and surpasses conventional sustainability tools and approaches, which focus primarily on the negative influence of humans on the environment. Cradle to Cradle® follows the Triple Top Line as its basic approach, and its implementation generates equal economic, social and ecological benefits.
A unique advantage of Cradle to Cradle® is that it offers companies the opportunity to present their products as available for use, versus simply “for sale”. At the end of the product’s lifespan, the materials are reprocessed and reused, remaining in circulation. As a result, companies may be less susceptible to fluctuations in the prices of raw materials. The economy of the entire value creation cycle is improved, as the value chain extends from raw material to remanufacture.
Certified products receive an achievement level in each category – Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum – with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall ranking.
The Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certified® Certificate is a generic label indicating that the product has been tested for over 2000 volatile organic compounds.
Recognizing that children represent a population more vulnerable to contaminants, the Greenguard Children & School Certificate indicates that a product conforms to more exhaustive, restrictive standards.
The combination of these two certificates guarantees that Copaco adheres to all of these standards and offers impeccable quality for use in any kind of space (offices, commercial premises, residences, schools, and more).
Reevaluation must be performed every year to maintain certified status.
The OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 is an independent testing and certification system for textile raw materials, intermediate and end products used in all stages of manufacture. Examples of items eligible for certification include raw and dyed/finished yarns, raw and dyed/finished fabrics and knits, ready-made articles (all types of clothing, domestic and household textiles, bed linens, terrycloth items, textile toys and more). Test criteria are updated annually and far surpass existing legal regulations.
Reach applies to all chemical substances – not just those used in industrial processes, but also those prevalent in our daily lives such as cleaning products, paints, clothing, furniture and appliances. As a result, the regulation impacts most EU production companies.
The acronym Reach stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals, and entered into force on 1 June 2007. The regulation established procedures for collecting and assessing information on the properties and hazards of chemical substances. Companies must register all substances used in production in collaboration with other firms registering the same substances.