Accoya wood has garnered two prestigious awards—Cradle to Cradle Certified Gold in product circularity, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship, and social fairness levels, and platinum for material health by the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute. Accoya also brought home the top honor for People’s Choice in the Most Innovative Deck or Patio Product Award for Accoya Color Grey from the Pool, Spa, Patio (PSP)/Deck Expo 2023. Founded in 2010, the C2C Institute’s mission is to lead, inspire, and enable all stakeholders across the global economy to create and use innovative products and materials that positively impact people and the planet. Cradle to Cradle Certified is recognized by several building eco-programs, including LEED, for its contribution to healthier buildings. “Cradle to Cradle certification is a highly prestigious award, and we are proud of our recertification and our product’s circular economy benefits,” said Jelena Arsic van Os, CEO of Accsys Technologies. “The standards set by the Institute are incredibly rigorous, requiring us to submit evidence and demonstrate best practices. With the pressure on for builders and architects to build better for our planet, having Accoya Cradle to Cradle Certified gives our customers peace of mind they are working with a product that is contributing to a sustainable future.” PSP/Deck Expo showcased the latest innovations and engaged attendees and industry professionals in a unique voting experience. The People’s Choice category resonated globally from on-site ballots to online participation. “This achievement reflects the excellence of the Accoya Color Grey product and the collective acknowledgment of its impact within the industry,” said Laura Keily, head of marketing at Accsys. “We thank everyone who voted for Accoya Color Grey.” Accoya is made from FSC certified fast-growing pine from well-managed forests. Through a modification process, Accsys transforms the pine into Accoya, a highly durable and stable wood, reducing reliance on unsustainable and, often irresponsibly sourced, hardwoods. Accoya is entirely non-toxic and has a low lifetime carbon footprint.