Accoya successfully re-awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold - Accsys Technologies PLC
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Accoya successfully re-awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold

November 27, 2023

Accoya wood has been re-awarded Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold, including at the Platinum level for material health, by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. 

Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a highly prestigious accreditation for materials, products and systems that positively impact people and planet, supporting the shift to a circular economy.  Products are assessed against the world’s most advanced science-based measures, across five major categories: material health, material reutilisation, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness. Cradle to Cradle Certified® products are recognised by several building schemes, including LEED and BREEAM, for their contribution to healthier buildings. 

Accoya is one of the few building products to be Cradle to Cradle Certified® Gold. It is made from fast growing pine that is sourced from 100% certified sustainable (i.e. FSC® (C012330) ) and well managed sources. Through a modification process, Accsys transforms the pine into Accoya, a highly durable and stable wood, reducing reliance on unsustainable and, often irresponsibly sourced, hardwoods. Accoya is completely non-toxic and has a low lifetime carbon footprint.  

“Cradle to Cradle certification is a highly prestigious award and we are proud of our recertification and our product’s circular economy benefits,” said Jelena Arsic van Os, CEO, Accsys Technologies. “The standards set by the Institute are incredibly rigorous, requiring us to submit evidence and demonstrate best practices across areas including: responsible sourcing, health, safety & environment procedures and production processes. With the pressure on for builders and architects to build better for our planet, having Accoya Cradle to Cradle Certified® gives our customers peace of mind they are working with a product that is contributing to a sustainable future.”  

Earlier this month Accoya was also re-awarded the Nordic Swan Eco Label, further demonstrating the sustainability properities of Accoya wood. The Nordic Ecolabel is recognised and trusted in Nordic and European markets as a symbol of environmentally responsible products. The Nordic Ecolabel signifies that a product is produced with a reduced environmental impact throughout its lifecycle. 

Accoya’s Cradle to Cradle certification is valid until 6th November 2025.