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Cradle to Cradle

​We are pleased that the nonprofit Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has placed in the public domain a third-party, peer-reviewed product certification standard based on the Cradle to Cradle® philosophy developed by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. As a leading provider of integrated real estate services, we embrace our ability to drive global change in ways that reflect our uncompromising integrity and our commitment to the highest ethical conduct through our Global Sustainability Commitment. Therefore, as a company, Jones Lang LaSalle will prefer Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM products. Our partnershipWe see this as a responsible effort on our behalf to call for the highest quality products available, adding to the traditional product selection criteria of cost, performance and aesthetics a fourth criteria—human and ecological health. We strongly encourage our clients, suppliers and professionals to integrate the Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM program into all facets of our organization.Product standards The Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM Product Standard is a multi-attribute, continuous improvement methodology that provides a path to manufacturing healthy and sustainable products for our world. Because the Standard rewards achievement in five categories and at five levels of certification, our certification represents the most comprehensive product certification available. The methodology was originally created by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC (MBDC) in cooperation with EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH, and has been developed and practiced over the past 20 years. Since product certification began in 2005, more than 100 companies have adopted the methodology and over 400 certifications have been issued for Cradle to Cradle CertifiedCM products.