Cradle to Cradle – KEIM as a role model for healthy, circular products

October 2023

With the Cradle to Cradle Certified® certificates in silver for 65 products in the product groups exterior paints, interior paints, wood and concrete systems, KEIM takes the lead in construction industry. This accounts for more than 80 % of KEIM’s paint sales. All products have also been awarded the C2C Certified Material Health Certificate at the Gold level. Gold certification from the independent Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute in San Francisco is only awarded to products that do not contain any substances from the list of banned chemical substances and that pose no risk to health or the environment.

Architects, processors and contractors can thus choose from a comprehensive range of Cradle to Cradle certified paint systems to design buildings in new construction and renovation with demonstrably circular, healthy and durable coatings. Once again, we are demonstrating our pioneering role in sustainability.

What does Cradle to Cradle Certified® mean?

Cradle to Cradle Certified® is the world’s most advanced, science-based standard for designing and making products today that enable a healthy, equitable, and sustainable tomorrow.

Independent third parties examine and assess the substances contained in all products. KEIM worked with the
accredited assessor EPEA - Part of Drees & Sommer from Hamburg. The successful audit was confirmed by the non-profit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII).

The Cradle to Cradle Certified® certificate stands for a continuous improvement process and is an important step for us to a circular industry. Recertification is carried out every 2 years to avoid stagnation and to verify product and process optimisations.