Profils Systèmes obtains “Cradle to Cradle” international certification for its aluminium joinery ranges

07 september 2021 - Profils Systemes News

Profils Systèmes, specialist of Made in France aluminium joinery, has been awarded the “Cradle to Cradle” certificate for its Cuzco® hinged & sliding and Tanagra® curtain wall aluminium joinery ranges.

Cradle to Cradle international certification is a concept based on the technical cycle of products, the primary objective being to make a positive contribution to the environment, humanity, and the economy.
Cradle to Cradle® criteria include product composition, reuse of materials, use of renewably-sourced energy, water management, and social equity.

Stages in the certification process

For each product certified, Profils Systèmes had to work with a Accredited Assessor appointed by the “Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute” in order to conduct an objective assessment, along with an audit, of the products and of their manufacturing conditions.

Once the compiled assessment file is sent and endorsed, the “Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute” issues the certificate, valid for two years.

Aluminium, the sustainable, recyclable material

You may know that aluminium’s strong point is its ability to be recycled an unlimited number of times without losing its properties nor its value.

The energy consumed by recycling is only 5% of that used to produce the primary metal, which drastically reduces the material’s lifetime carbon footprint. It’s estimated that 75% of the aluminium produced in the first melt in 1880 is still in circulation. Nowadays, the recycle rate of aluminium reaches up to 95% in Europe.

The “green metal” is therefore well suited to its name!