U.K.-based Spinks, a spring components supplier to the mattress and furniture industries, has secured a Cradle to Cradle Bronze accreditation for its pocket spring products, making it the first such supplier to achieve this standard, according to the company.
The Cradle to Cradle (C2C) accreditation ensures products are safe, sustainable and ethically sourced. It was awarded to Spinks following a rigorous, 18-month third-party product certification program, the company said.
The certification verifies that all pocket-spring products produced by Spinks are of a high standard of safety and responsibility of materials, all while being economically circular through design and processing, according to a news release.
C2C assesses products and companies based on several factors — from transparency in production to social fairness — to support businesses who are passionate about their product design and ethical trade.
The accreditation process aims to encourage safe and ethical product development and innovation, a vision aligned with Spinks’ history of manufacturing original and environmentally friendly components for the mattress and furniture industries, company officials said.
Spinks will continue to work with C2C undergoing a biannual assessment to analyze its data and processes and optimize strategies to continue its trajectory in innovation and efficient and sustainable design. Its in-house approach overseeing all aspects of the production process aims to find opportunities to constantly improve these areas.
“We are delighted to have our pocket springs for the mattress and seating markets become Cradle to Cradle Certified, meaning we can ensure all our products are as sustainable as possible,” said Darren Marcangelo, managing director of Spinks. “We believe we are the world’s first pocket spring manufacturer to become certified for the full range of pocket springs we produce. Achieving this global standard is not just a huge success for the business and our sustainability goals, but also for our customers.”