Accoya Wood has retained its Gold standard status from the prestigious Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Product Innovation Institute for the seventh year running.
Gold status recognises the high-performance wood’s sustainable credentials across its lifespan and the recertification, which is valid until June 2019, comes as more rigorous assessment processes have been introduced for 2017.
Accoya was awarded the C2C Gold certificate – the industry standard for a product’s environmental performance and societal impact – for its sustainable wood sourcing strategy.
It highlights the importance of using the Cradle to Cradle philosophy in construction and joinery products and demonstrates the positive impact of C2C products on the environment,
Accoya, has also retained Platinum standard (the highest possible certification level in the category) in the Cradle to Cradle Material Health classification. This accreditation, which was issued as a separate certificate, highlights that the product does no danger to either the environment or human health.
Non-toxic and free from hazardous chemicals, it is ranked amongst one of the top products on Google’s Healthy Materials Portal Portico. Accoya is the only structural building material to achieve this prestigious accolade to date.
Paul Clegg CEO for Accsys Group, manufacturer of Accoya wood, said: “We are delighted that Accoya has once again been awarded C2C Gold Status and recognised for its non-toxic properties with a Platinum classification for Material Health. New, more stringent, assessment processes make the re-certification even more reflective of the business’s ethos.
“Our environmental impact is of huge importance to us, from our FSC certified timber sources to our acetylation process that enables our wood to be safely reused, recycled and incinerated. We’re committed to producing a high-performance product, whilst considering our social responsibilities and this recognition is testament to the success of this philosophy.”
Manufactured using a proprietary acetylation process, Accoya wood boasts excellent environmental credentials, withstands the most extreme external environments and is incredibly low maintenance.