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Desso’s commitment to Cradle to Cradle

Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) is a business model with the goal to design environmentally responsible products that can be safely used and reused over and over again.

Desso’s commitment to Cradle to Cradle


June 15th, 2011

Cradle to Cradle® derives its inspiration from nature’s changing seasons, creating continuous cycles of both biological and technical ’nutrients’.

Desso is 100% committed to the C2C business model. It’s about ’doing the right things right’. Desso want to avoid creating an efficient pursuit of the wrong goals, and make a fundamental shift towards a new design objective.

Product and process innovation is key to the C2C strategy, but closing the material cycles is the central platform. With the launch of EcoBase®, a backing designed with disassembly and recycling in mind, Desso has closed the material cycle. Desso is also the first carpet tile manufacturer in the world to have achieved Cradle to Cradle® Silver Certification for an entire carpet tile product.

As one of the pioneers of the Cradle to Cradle® design principles, Desso is committed to help make C2C more widely understood, accepted and practised. By 2020, Desso aims to have all their products designed according to the Cradle to Cradle® principles.

With almost 80 years of carpet manufacturing experience, Desso® has also earned an impressive reputation as a reliable partner and creative designer to the architectural and design industry. Desso® has four factories in Europe and specialist customer service centres throughout Europe, as well as in America, Asia, South Africa, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand.

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