Being kind to nature is one of Pfleiderer's top priorities. The company has taken a high recycling quota and the consistent use of recycled waste wood for granted for years – just like sustainable forest management and a general economical approach to the use of all resources. Selected products have now been certified according to the Cradle to Cradle principle, which is a new level of sustainability we are extremely proud of!
The Cradle to Cradle philosophy was developed in the 1990s by the German chemist Michael Braungart and the American architect William McDonough. The name describes the principle that is at the core of the philosophy. Everything that is used has a "nourishment" value. And any kind of nourishment should never be wasted. Biological, natural substances in natural cycles, so-called "technical nourishment" in technical cycles. Both should contribute to becoming the basis – or cradle – for the creation of something new following their original use. Cradle to Cradle products can therefore either be reintroduced to nature, or their value can be maintained in recycling loops.
Within the scope of the latest certification process, the following Pfleiderer products were awarded a bronze standard Cradle to Cradle certification:
The following Pfleiderer products gained a silver standard Cradle to Cradle certification:
The C2C certification (Cradle to Cradle certified product standard) for circular economy systems has been awarded by the San Francisco-based non-profit organisation Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute since 2010. An independent evaluation of the aspects material health, recyclability, use of renewable energy, responsible water management as well as social fairness is carried out before a product can be labelled Cradle to Cradle Certified™. Depending on the evaluation result, a product can be awarded a basic, bronze, silver, gold or platinum standard certificate. The certification is valid for two years, after which it has to be renewed.
Healthy living environment
A refugee accommodation building in Lübbecke illustrates LivingBoard face contiprotect P5 unites a healthy living environment and durability with easy workability.
Pfleiderer stands for 125 years of practised sustainability. See here for an excellent overview of the many areas where this goal governs our approach and actions.
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For all those who value a healthy living environment, Pfleiderer offers a complete product range with the "Blue Angel" eco-label – including HPLS products!