January 27, 2022
Gmund Colors receives Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver product certification

Gmund Colors is the world’s first collection of colored papers to be awarded the Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver product certification and to be made CO2 neutral. Cradle to Cradle Certified is a globally recognized standard for recyclable products. Furthermore, Gmund Colors is CO2 neutral.

Gmund Colors is C2C Certified Silver

Gmund Colors is a collection of colored papers with a system. The assortment comprises 48 colors. Analyses have shown that laymen and professionals alike can clearly distinguish among this number of colors. The Gmund Colors collection makes full use of all technical resources, while simultaneously conserving natural resources better than ever before. The raw materials used in the production of Gmund Colors papers are recyclable.

Gmund Colors has Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver product certification
Gmund Colors

After the papers have been used, they can be returned to the technical cycle, e.g. as raw material for recycling. Gmund Paper was the world’s first paper mill to create an assortment of colored papers that has been certified with the Cradle to Cradle Certified® products standard, while simultaneously achieving a “Silver” level overall. In the areas of material cycle, energy and social standards, the company was even able to achieve the “Gold”level with Gmund Colors.

About Cradle to Cradle Certified

Cradle to Cradle (C2C) means “from birth to rebirth” and is acknowledged as a viable approach toward a consistent cyclical economy with the goals of not only minimizing negative impacts, but also leaving a positive footprint. Whatever conserves resources contributes toward a more sustainable cycle, e.g. intelligently chosen materials and the use of manufacturing methods that plan for and technically simplify subsequent recycling.

Gmund Colors has Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver product certification
Gmund Colors has Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver product certification

The Cradle to Cradle Certified product standard evaluates products according to five broad categories: material health, product reuse, clean air and climate protection, water and soil management, and social responsibility. The product certification is awarded by the independent Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Cradle to Cradle Certified products achieve a new quality dimension. They are distinguished by high economic efficiency, a positive impact on the environment and enhanced consumer friendliness. These products are evidence of a paradigm shift in consumer behavior and industrial production.

Gmund Colors is CO2 neutral

The term “climate-neutral” denotes companies, processes and products whose CO2 emissions are calculated and subsequently offset by supporting internationally recognized climate-protection projects. Alongside the avoidance and reduction of CO2 emissions, offsetting these emissions is an important step toward holistic climate protection. Gmund Paper has been working continuously to avoid and reduce its CO2 emissions for many years.

The company measures the amount of CO2 generated during paper production and supports climate protection projects to offset the amount of CO2 emitted in the production of the Gmund Colors collection. Gmund Paper exclusively supports climate-protection projects that meet many of the UN’s seventeen goals for sustainable development. Each project’s climate-protection impact is regularly measured, audited and certified according to international standards and strict rules.

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