November 21, 2017

Convincing: Mosa wins ‘Cradle-to-Cradle Challenge Award’ in Gold

Mosa’s commitment to sustainability is convincing: The panel of judges of the Cradle to Cradle Challenge Awards has acknowledged Mosa’s strategy with the Award in Gold.




20 top architects were asked to select their favourite from a large number of brands representing all kinds of building materials – from bathroom fittings, windows and doors up to outdoor materials such as bricks. The architects evaluated the complete sustainability strategies of the companies: They rated the production with climate-friendly raw materials as well as a low consumption of water, energy, and the waiver of harmful substances. They also rated how companies reduce waste to a minimum and re-integrate it into the production process. Finally, they also looked at the commitment to the own employees, their working conditions, training, and family support. The result: in the overall judgement of all criteria, Mosa could reach the first place and thus win the much sought-after trophy.

The Cradle to Cradle Challenge Award was handed over during a festive gala during the “Celler Werktag” on 10th November 2017. Professor Michael Braungart, founder and scientific CEO of the EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH and co-developer of the Cradle to Cradle design concept, was the laudatory speaker. He praised Mosa for its commitment: “The ceramic tiles from Mosa are better than any other for biological and technical cycles. The company is doing exemplary work for a real Cradle to Cradle Management.”

Dirk van Lier, Mosa’s Marketing Director and Simon Platz, Mosa’s Market Manager, received the Award as representatives of the company.

The jury was specifically impressed by the commitment of Mosa for the environment. The company consequently focuses on the sustainability of its products. Mosa is the first manufacturer of ceramic tiles to receive the Cradle to Cradle Certifiedâ„¢ Silver certification for nearly the whole collection. The label is highly esteemed and contributes to the listing of Mosa in several international databases, having a positive influence on building labels such as LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, and HQE. The company regularly publishes its activities and developments in its sustainability report.

Dorien van der Weele, responsible for sustainability at Mosa, is proud of the award: ‘For us, sustainability is an overall concept. We concentrate our activities in making our products more environmentally friendly. This starts with the raw materials we use, continues with our production processes and leads to the aim to make our products as long lasting as possible. Finally, we also ask ourselves how we can recycle our products at the end of their lifetime. We aim to create an environment which is worth living and working in. This includes the concern for our employees.’

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