The new white paper, entitled ‘From Building to Product Certification – What is Cradle to Cradle and which criteria does our Sarnafil AT Silver-certified roofing membrane meet?‘, explains what Cradle to Cradle® certification is and how it benefits the supply chain and built environment…
Global building product manufacturer Sika launched its new white paper, which focuses on Cradle to Cradle® certification, and its new single ply membrane technology – Sarnafil AT (Advanced Technology), at the end of 2023.
Globally renowned for high quality construction solutions and with a commitment to raising industry standards, Sika says its Sarnafil AT roofing membrane is the only single ply product to be Cradle to Cradle Certified, independently assessed to a Silver certification by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, who globally assess products to ensure they are more sustainable and safer for the circular economy.
Sika says the white paper explains what Cradle to Cradle is – the basic concept of materials being used in safe cycles. Sika explains that the design approach integrates a number of categories linked to assessment and certification:
- Environmentally harmless, healthy materials (material health)
- Reutilisation of materials, e.g. by recycling or composting
- Use of renewable energy and carbon management
- Water management and water-quality improvement
- Social responsibility strategies
Sika points out that other sustainability documentation is also referenced, such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and the white paper explains what an EPD is, what types there are, what information it contains, and what validity you should expect to see. Other topics such as the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) and the Green Claims Code appear in the white paper too.
In addition to product certification, Sika says the white paper also discusses BREEAM and LEED certification systems for the environmental assessment of buildings.
“For Sika, sustainability is one of our most important strategic pillars used for the benefit of all stakeholders”, explained Mark Harris, Head of Sustainability for Sika’s Roofing business. He continued: “Our strategy 2028 makes a clear commitment to sustainable growth, and our framework for managing sustainability in our product innovation is a key objective of this approach.”
To download the White Paper here.