Proof in Transparency
Certifications and third-party validations
We understand the critical importance of validating claims and providing transparency through third-party validation. We are proud to have attained or are in the process of attaining and conducting the following third-party tests, certifications, and validations.
Certified Industrially Compostable
Third-party testing confirms compostability of varied foams. Testing is done under aerobic conditions, which is the typical procedure in industrial composting facilities, and therefore, the most comparable to real-world operations.
REACH is a specific list of chemicals that are either banned in Europe, or are only allowed in infinitesimal amounts. In combination with RSL-compliance, REACH compliance guarantees supply chain purity for brand partners and safe products for consumers.
Restricted Substances List (RSL) Compliant
In the ongoing effort to protect consumer and environmental health, manufacturers develop a restricted substances list (RSL) with third-party experts. An RSL ensures compliance with governmental regulations, and manages current and future chemical concerns for the supply chain and end of life.
*Cirql cannot control or prevent the addition of other chemicals by brand partners/shoe manufacturers.
USDA BioPreferred is a program established to increase the use and purchase of bio-based products in an effort to reduce reliance on petroleum, increase the use of renewable agricultural resources, and reduce adverse environmental and health impacts.
Third-party, GMO-Free certification confirms that no ingredients come from genetically-modified crops.
For non-edible products, a third-party verifier conducts a chemical analysis to certify it is completely free of animal by-products, does not use animal-based testing, and that materials and components used in production are from sources with no animal-based derivatives.
*While we can advise on vegan best practices for our brand partners, we cannot control their processes.
Cirql has multiple worldwide patents granted with an extensive range of additional patents pending.