In 2010 AGC became the first European glassmaker to obtain C2C certification for its float glass and magnetron-coated glass. Since 2010, AGC has been continuously working towards adding products to the C2C certification.
Eight AGC product ranges have been awarded C2C certification: float glass, magnetron-coated glass, decorative glass (painted glass, acid-etched glass, mirrors), solar mirrors, laminated glass, insulating glass, patterned glass and fire-resistant glass.
Under version 3 of C2C, certifications of the following products were renewed or are in the process of renewing for another 2 years: float and magnetron coated glass (June 2022), patterned glass (July 2022), laminated glass, the decorative glass range and solar mirrors, fire-resistant glass and insulated glass. We are excited about these recertifications as in this way AGC again demonstrates its commitment to constantly improving the environmental performance of its products.
Version 4 of the C2C product Standard has been released on 16 March 2021. Under this version, there are new frameworks that define global practices, more rigorous & expanded requirements, and improved alignment with leading chemical regulations & other standards. AGC Glass Europe is currently validating how fast and efficiently our certificate renewals can be carried out under Version 4. We are using the available transition period - which is until June 2024 - for these evaluations.
Under the certification programme, a product receives an achievement level in each category – Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum – with the lowest achievement level representing the product’s overall mark. The Cradle to Cradle certified product scorecard gives the information on the achievement levels that AGC obtains in each of the four quality categories. Each C2C certification has a scorecard associated with it. This gives a detailed representation of how AGC performed in each quality category along with what we received as an "overall certification level."
Under version 3 of C2C, AGC is at Bronze level for float glass, insulating glass and solar mirrors, silver level for its magnetron-coated glass, patterned glass, laminated glass and fire-resistant glass. Decorative glass range of products received Silver and Bronze certifications.
Our journey to the C2C certification of insulating glass products
C2C certification for an insulating glass product involves many more stakeholders than other glass products, because of the complexity of the product (e.g. spacer, sealants, adhesives, etc.). AGC is the first glassmaker to have undergone this process, which includes dozens of suppliers and 40 AGC plants active in the manufacturing process.