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Cradle to Cradle Product Ecology Cradle to Cradle (C2C), principle of a waste-free economy without health and environmentally damaging materials, which is why all materials chosen are used without exception as nutrients for natural circular flows or closed technical circular flows. C2C certification does not correspond to an ecological audit in the sense of a critical check by an independent expert assessor. DIN EN 13432 Product Ecology www.din.de DIN EN 13432, European standard, defines scientific methods for evidencing the biological compostibility or biodegradability of materials. Materials and products tested successfully under DIN EN 13432 are entitled to use the compostibility label. DLG Product Ecology Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft www.dlg.org DLG seal (Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft (German Agricultural Society)), distinguishes food products that pass through an annual quality audit as Gold, Silver and Bronze. Auditing is through laboratory tests according to the DLG 5-point scheme®: appearance, smell, taste, consistency. Performed as obligatory or random checks depending on the product group. Products are not tested for harmful substances. DLW Product Ecology www.dlw.de; www.naturecore.de DLW Naturecore, designer floor covering on a linoleum basis from natural raw materials without PVC and softeners. ECARF Product Ecology European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation www.ecarf.org ECARF quality seal (European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation, Berlin), has been distinguishing allergy-suffererfriendly products and services since 2006. eco-Institut Product Ecology www.eco-institut.de eco-INSTITUTE Cologne, testing body for testing the emissions and harmful substances of building and furnishing products. The eco-INSTITUTE Label serves the purpose of quality assurance based on the strictest criteria. ECOCERT “Natürliche Kosmetik” Product Ecology www.ecocert.de ECOCERT “Naturkosmetik”, certification label of ECOCERT (Europe’s largest control & certification association in the environmental field, main office in France). Prerequisite: at least 50 % of the constituent substances must be of natural origin, and 5 % of the vegetable substances must stem from organic growth. ECOCERT “Öko- & biologische Kosmetik” Product Ecology www.ecocert.de ECOCERT “Naturkosmetik”, certification label of ECOCERT (Europe’s largest control & certification association in the environmental field, main office in France). Prerequisite: at least 95 % of the constituent substances must be of natural origin, and 10 % of the vegetable substances must stem from organic growth. 19

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