Guardian Glass Achieves Bronze C2C Re-certification for Sustainable Glass Products in Europe
Guardian Glass, a global leader in the production of high-quality glass products, has recently achieved a significant milestone in its commitment to sustainability by attaining Bronze level Cradle to Cradle re-certification for its float, coated, and laminated glass product ranges in Europe. The company had initially achieved the C2C Bronze level Certification version 3.1 in December 2019, and this recent re-certification demonstrates its continued efforts towards circularity, safety, and responsible manufacturing.
Benefits of Building with C2C Products
The Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a global standard that recognizes products considered safe, circular, and responsibly made. By achieving ascending levels of certification based on five performance categories, Basic, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum, companies can continuously improve their products and processes, leading to more sustainable production. Architects and designers can use these certified products to create environmentally responsible buildings from the outset of a project, positively impacting the communities where these buildings are located. Many leading sustainability standards, such as LEED, BREEAM, and WELL, recognize Cradle to Cradle Certified™ products as preferred product designations.
Guardian Glass’ Achievement
Guardian Glass’ products meet the stringent requirements of C2C Bronze level version 4.0, a significant achievement that positions the company among the pioneers in the glass manufacturing industry. The company’s products attained at least a C2C Bronze level version 4.0 in three out of five performance categories, including Material Health, Product Circularity, and Water & Soil Stewardship. Furthermore, Guardian float glass produced in Europe achieved C2C Gold level version 4.0 in the Material Health category.
The company’s commitment to continuous improvement is evident in its efforts towards meeting the new enhanced requirements of C2C Bronze level version 4.0, including new frameworks for Product Circularity, expanded requirements in Water and Soil Stewardship, and improved alignment of Material Health requirements with leading chemical regulations and other standards.
Jonathan Brunette, ESG & Certification Manager at Guardian Industries, said, “This is a great achievement by Guardian Glass teams. The re-certification demonstrates Guardian Glass’ commitment and investment in continuous improvement of its processes, producing more sustainable glass products for the European market.”
Guardian Glass’ commitment to sustainability and continuous improvement is commendable. The company’s recent re-certification to Bronze level Cradle to Cradle version 4.0 demonstrates its leadership in the glass manufacturing industry. Architects, designers, and customers can choose Guardian Glass products with the assurance that they are safe, circular, and responsibly made, positively impacting the environment and the communities where they are used. For more information, visit www.guardianglass.com/cradle-to-cradle.
Source: Guardian Glass with additional information added by Apazone