Connecting Chemicals to Certifications: Toxnot & Cradle to Cradle Team Up

Jun 13, 2019 5:04:22 PM

Supply Chain, Product Compliance, Product Design


Toxnot just announced an exciting collaboration with MBDC, the creators and leading assessors of the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program.  

MBDC and Toxnot collaborate, resulting in tremendous efficiency gains
Achieving a Cradle to Cradle certification is a notable accomplishment. It showcases smart design and proffers opportunities to market sustainability attributes, spotlight thoughtful substance selection, and expand safer manufacturing processes. Certifications like this one are vital to cleaning up toxins and dangerous materials in our world’s products.

They move buyers towards better products, and incentive manufacturers to build them.

Supply chains and chemical hazards have been notoriously difficult to manage – and communicating to consumers and buyers has suffered. The result has been complex and costly; a system that too often loses sight of its higher purpose to clean up supply chains and products.

This is why this collaboration is significant; it creates an end-to-end solution from chemical and supplier to a certification that consumers can understand.

Toxnot allows product developers to collect complex data on the ingredients in their products, even if they are proprietary. Product developers can explore alternative, potentially safer chemicals securely and screen them against over 50 hazard and regulatory lists. Most importantly, Toxnot lets these manufacturers automatically submit their product data directly to MBDC in a single click

It is all about ease of use, and breaking down barriers.

C2C- cradle to cradle logoUsing their library of chemicals and materials, MBDC then guides designers and manufacturers through a continuous improvement process to make their products safer for humans and the environment. Upon completion, they are awarded certification.

What does this mean?

In short, it provides tremendous efficiency gains. Streamlining what is an extremely manual process – one that is often siloed deep inside supply chain and product design teams – and turns chemical data into a resource, rather than a cost.

Collaboration between Toxnot and MBDC connects two highly technical processes in new ways. And, by modeling the supply chain at the chemical level, businesses have the ability to use this data in new, powerful ways, as well as reap the rewards of efficiency, risk reduction, and cross-functional business integration. This means the Cradle to Cradle certification does what it was designed for: to grow the circular economy.

Consumers and forward-thinking brands are increasingly demanding cleaner, less harmful products and materials. The right software enables greater visibility and provides more control over product and material selection. The advent of powerful software platforms like Toxnot simplify supplier engagement around chemicals and drive connections up the value chain.  

Together with third-party, peer-reviewed verifiers like the Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program, these organizations are disrupting the way we manage chemical hazards in our products – making it easier to analyze and clean up the world’s supply chains. 

Interested in one-click MBDC submission? Schedule a demo with Toxnot to learn more.  If you already have product data in Toxnot, and are ready to get started, Learn How to Submit to MBDC.


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