At BabyDan we strive to create products that are sustainable enough to be Cradle to Cradle Certified®
Because we believe the concept of safety makes no sense unless we also take responsibility for the environment in which children grow up and the world they will inhabit tomorrow.
As a manufacturer, we have a special responsibility for ensuring responsible production.
We need to manage our ressource usage carefully. We need to minimize our environmental impact. We need to encourage and support social fairness.
As a guideline for this, we use the requirements for being Cradle to Cradle Certified®. We use them as our aiming points in the process of making our products more and more sustainable every day.
So far we've achieved
Cradle to Cradle Certified® certifications for:
All BabyDan's metal and wooden safety gates
BabyDan's entire range of metal and/or wooden safety gates have achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze.
This makes BabyDan the first - and still only - manufacturer of Cradle to Cradle Certified® safety gates.
The boxes for all our small home safety products
Normal packaging can consist of up to 25 % glue, colour and other chemicals that can't be reused.
But all the boxes for our small home safety products are Cradle to Cradle Certified® Silver, 100 % bio-degradable, reusable and won't leave behind any harmful substances.
What does Cradle to Cradle Certified® mean?
The Cradle to Cradle Certified Products Program is the world’s most ambitious, actionable standard for designing and making products today in ways that enable a healthy, equitable and sustainable tomorrow.
The certification verifies that products are safe, circular and responsibly made.
Unlike other certifications, which tend to focus on a singular measure of sustainability, Cradle to Cradle Certified assesses all aspects of product design and manufacturing by evaluating a product’s performance across five categories.
Cradle to Cradle Certified® enables companies to:
- Prioritize action across five critical aspects of sustainability
(Material Health, Product Circularity, Clean Air & Climate Protection, Water & Soil Stewardship, Social Fairness).
- Enact roadmaps for change, from product innovation to operations.
- Transform business models, systems and collaboration throughout the value chain.
- Verify sustainability performance and measure progress.
- Lead industry transformation towards a safe, circular and equitable future.
Cradle to Cradle Certified is an independent product certification awarded by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute.
Companies must work with an independent assessment body to assess and verify a product’s performance across each of the Cradle to Cradle Certified performance categories. And the Cradle to Cradle Certified certification must be renewed every two years
How does BabyDan work with those five critical areas?
Social fairness add
Optimization of product manufacturing to uphold human rights and apply fair and equitable business practices is how we ensure social fairness.
BabyDan wooden safety gates are FSC certified. FSC also gives us the guarantee, that the people working in the forests are ensured proper working conditions and fair wages.
Audited and approved according to SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit), BabyDan support each of our supply chain partners to meet our high demands on environmental safety and safe working conditions.
Learn more about Cradle to Cradle Certified
Cradle to Cradle Certified® is a registered trademark of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. To learn more about Cradle to Cradle® go to www.c2ccertified.org
But Cradle to Cradle Certified is not the only certification that we've achieved
The work we put into creating sustainable products by ensuring responsible production is not only limited to the requirements of Cradle to Cradle Certified.
We've enrolled on many other certification programmes to ensure that we always live up to a long list of ambitious goals for sustainable and responsible production.
This means that we've also achieved the following certificates:
All our wooden safety gates are FSC® certified (FSC-C130052).
When you buy wooden safety gates that are FSC-labeled, it means that you contribute to ensuring proper conditions for all parties in the process from forest to safety gate.
In other words, you are helping to ensure the consideration for plant and animal life and that no more trees are felled than the forest can handle.
At the same time, it is ensured that all the people involved in tree felling, transport, and production of the wood are guaranteed a proper wage and good working conditions.
All our mattresses and sheets are Oeko-Tex certified
BabyDan’s selection of mattresses and sheets is mainly targeted at children between 0-3 years, and therefore, us here at BabyDan need to ensure that our products are completely safe for our customers.
This is why all of BabyDan’s mattresses and sheets are Oeko-Tex certified.
Oeko-Tex is a world-leading registered trademark which serves as your guarantee as a consumer that a product does not contain any substances that are harmful to human health or the environment
BabyDan is an ISO 14001 certified company
The certification is proof that BabyDan as a company has the resources to reduce its environmental footprint and that we respect our environmental obligations.
It means that BabyDan is working seriously with environmental targets and to minimise its environmental footprint as well as reducing pollution, waste and undesirable emissions to the environment.
ISO 14001 is the most recognised international standard for environmental management systems.
BabyDan is SMETA audited
BabyDan is audited by SMETA concerning social responsibility and ethical business.
SMETA prevents corruption and forced labour and sets several requirements for the company. It's your guarantee that both we and our suppliers work for equality, freedom, health and rights for employees. As a consumer, you can have confidence not only in our products but also in the way they are made.
All our sales packaging is certified by Der Grüne Punkt
The brand "Der Grüne Punkt - Duales System Deutschland GmbH" is protected worldwide and is one of the most well-known brands.
It indicates that the manufacturer or retailer who puts packaged products into circulation assumes responsibility for the disposal of their empty sales packaging and that the packaging can be disposed of in a sustainable way.
And this is the case for all our sales packaging. They all have "Der Grüne Punkt". Look for the logo on the packaging.