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Cradle to Cradle™ Supply Chain Tool Overview

Plant PhotographsThe Supply Chain Tool... MBDC’s Supply Chain Tool is easy-to-use, web-based software to help companies efficiently inform their suppliers about new product design criteria, collect material formulation data, and compile it in a flexible database. This gathered data can be used by MBDC to assess, certify or optimize products and report research findings to a client and its suppliers.

MBDC (McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry) is a consultancy founded in 1995 by architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart to reorient the design of products, industrial processes and systems to provide financial, environmental and societal benefits. MBDC and its co-founders have developed the innovative paradigm of Cradle to Cradle™ Design, widely recognized as the cutting edge in practical and profitable sustainable product development.

What Is C2C

The Supply Chain Tool applies the paradigm of Cradle to Cradle™ (C2C) Design, which models human industry on the integrated processes of nature’s biological metabolism—its productive ecosystems—by developing an equally effective technical metabolism, in which the materials of human industry safely and productively flow. Cradle to Cradle™ Design also seeks to optimize the following attributes of the manufacturing process: energy use quantity and quality (i.e., relative proportion of renewable energy), water use quantity, water effluent quality, and workplace ethics.