The sustainable Cradle to Cradle certification is a comprehensive solution for evaluating, optimizing and verifying all aspects of product design and manufacturing, assessing the safety, circularity and responsibility of products in five categories: Health of materials; Reuse of materials; Renewable energy and carbon management; Water Administration and Social Justice. But, not only that, but it is an impulse towards innovative products and towards the circular economy. In addition, it provides a framework for designing and manufacturing safe, circular, and responsibly manufactured materials and products.
At ABN we have achieved Cradle to Cradle certification for our products. In this way, we become part of the chain of companies seeking environmental, social and economic change at the hands of C2C. A concept that ensures that all material can be reused, either by returning to the earth in a biological way, or by returning to the industry in a technical way.
What products have achieved the sustainable seal?
The products of our company that are part of the Cradle to Cradle catalog are piping systems for evacuation and pressure. Specifically, ABN // INSTAL CT FASER RD, ABN // INSTAL CT FASER RD GREEN, ABN // INSTAL CT FLEX RD, ABN // INSTAL CT FASER RD FIRE, ABN // INSTAL CT FASER systems are certified with gold level RD RECYCLING; the ABN // WELDING ELECPIPE welding system; and the ABN // EVAC ENERGY PLUS evacuation system. Being endorsed by Cradle to Cradle, our products are safe for humans and do not seek to contribute only to comfort and aesthetics, but also to promote a healthy environment.
What have we had to do to achieve it?
To achieve this seal, at ABN we have carried out an exhaustive analysis of the formulation, supply and manufacturing processes of the products through an accredited evaluation body. To achieve certification, it has been necessary to understand the hidden chemistry in each product and work throughout the entire supply chain identifying all the substances present in the materials up to a level of 100ppm.
Why we did it?
By obtaining this environmental standard in different products, we take a further step in our sustainability policy, demonstrating that the basic principles of our activity are the commitment to sustainable development and the creation of long-term value. In addition, this seal is considered preferred in public purchase programs, awards points in the main green building evaluation systems, such as LEED, BREEAM and DGNB, and is a preferred purchase criterion for developers and builders in different countries.
Cradle to Cradle is redesigning the way we do things. It is a concept that was born almost twenty years ago and a challenge that many companies are willing to take on. It is an initiative that improves efficiency and design from a point of view concerned with the environment and the future of the planet. In short, it is a commitment to a more sustainable world.