JinkoSolar announced that it has been awarded the Cradle-to-Cradle (C2C) certificate by SGS, a certification organization.
This is the first time a C2C certificate has been issued in China. The certificate recognizes the company’s effort to maintain high environmental, health, and safety standards in its products and manufacturing processes, according to officials.
C2C certification, which is administered by the U.S. based C2C Products Innovation Institute, is valid for two years and is broken into five tiers: basic, bronze, silver, gold, and platinum. As production process and quality improves, businesses can be re-evaluated for a higher-tier C2C certification.
For a product to receive C2C certification, it must be made of materials that can be safely recycled and must not do harm to both humans and the environment. Furthermore, C2C certification assesses the use of clean energy, adherence to efficient water usage, and corporate social responsibility during a product’s production process.
As for the C2C certification, SGS also assists companies in meeting product design, manufacturing, safety, and environmental criteria set forth by the C2C certification process which also supports the expansion of companies globally.