Cradle to Cradle Certified™ lighting column
Together towards a world without waste
By purchasing a Cradle to Cradle Certified™ lighting column, you are certain you will receive a product made out of environmental friendly and healthy materials, designed for material reuse in a technological cycle. You also have the guarantee that you have bought a product from a company that uses green energy, responsibly handles water and upholds a policy in which Corporate Social Responsibility is a top priority.
Companies that manufacture their products according to Cradle to Cradle® principles, are not just recycling the materials they use, but at the same time make a clear statement regarding the respectful relationship between humanity and nature.
Out of the principles of the Cradle to Cradle® philosophy ('waste equals food'), an ecological certification is born: the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program makes it possible to set measurable objectives with the environmental friendly design of our lighting columns.
Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program covers the five key areas shown in the figure below:
To encourage continuous improvement, the certification levels are split into a 5-level system: basic, bronze, silver, gold and platinum.
In collaboration with EPEA (Environmental Protection and Encourangement Agency), Sapa has completed the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ program. As of the 1st of October 2011, the aluminium lighting columns produced by Sapa Pole Products are officially Silver Cradle to Cradle Certified™.
Dismantling the Cradle to Cradle® lighting column
As mentioned, the lighting columns of Sapa Pole Products are designed for disassembly. In this disassembly guide for Sapa light poles you will see how easy this is.
Read more about our Cradle to Cradle® story in the 2013 Innovation Stories book (page 88) published by theCradle toCradle® Products Innovation Institute.