Thinking About Our Impact

Cradle to Cradle Certified®

At Knauf Ceiling Solutions, we have fully embraced the Cradle to Cradle Certified® challenge.

Building on nature’s blueprint, this innovative concept provides manufacturers with a verified rating system for assessing and constantly improving products.

Measured to achieve five levels of certification from Basic through to Platinum, progress is transparent as manufacturers like us embark on a demanding journey to achieve ultimate sustainability for our products. 

Renewable and Recyclable


Certification is both comprehensive and rigorous, completely changing how we think about product design, what it contains and where it goes after use.

Cradle to Cradle Certified® is based on five criteria: 

  • Every ingredient must be safe and not harmful to health or the environment. 

  • Every component must biodegrade naturally to restore the soil or up-cycle into high-quality materials for subsequent products. 

  • All energy used in manufacture should be from renewable sources and must be used efficiently. 

  • Water must be managed and used effectively, with no unhealthy releases into the local ecosystem. 

  • Manufacturers should conduct business responsibly, respecting the health, safety and rights of people and the planet. 

The Cradle to Cradle Certified® Products Program has been developed to meet growing customer demand for sustainable products, with certification already becoming a requirement for building projects in the United States and Europe.

Safe, Healthy and Endlessly Re-Usable


Ceiling solutions with Cradle to Cradle Certified® standard are designed to be safe, healthy and endlessly re-usable, benefiting customers in many ways: 

  • Help specifiers and clients through the maze of environmental claims, providing a transparent mechanism to compare the sustainability performance of competitive products. 

  • Help customers choose good-quality and healthy materials without paying more. 

  • Provide transparency regarding material safety. 

  • Provide a safer environment for building users. 

  • Add value to a project and part of the Knauf Ceiling Solutions recycling programme. 

  • Help protect and sustain our environment for future generations by keeping resources in the economy for longer. 

  • Manufacturing processes minimise water consumption, adopt renewable energy strategies and acknowledge social responsibility.