Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document that provides transparent and comparable information on the environmental impacts of a product’s life cycle.
An EPD can be intended to:
- Present relevant environmental information
- Demonstrate ongoing environmental improvements
- Provide a fair, consistent comparison of environmental performance
The information contained in the declaration is objective and can be used in a variety of ways, regardless of who the EPD holder is trying to reach: designers, environmental managers, contractors, retailers or consumers themselves.
If required, we can take over the operational management of the entire process until the EPD is obtained.
Aim of application
Decision-makers in the following areas are the main beneficiaries of the information contained in the EPD:
- Internal environmental management – Can be used to improve the environmental performance of products, which can be progressively improved through monitoring.
- Communication between business partners – Communicate environmental performance with relevant and reliable data to supply chain actors to improve operational efficiency.
- To professional consumers, end-users – communicating the values of the EPD to end-users (whether in marketing materials or on packaging), it is important that it has to be easy to understand
Applied standard: ISO14025:2006: Environmental labels and declarations – Type III environmental declarations – Principles and procedures
Applied software: GaBi Professional (Sphera) life cycle assessment software
Database used: Internationally recognized, verified and accepted databases: Sphera Professional database; Ecoinvent 3.7 database with thousands of processes
Most commonly used impact analysis methods: EN 15804 +A2.; CML2001; EF3.0; ISO14067.
- Construction products (steel strand and wire products)
- Food products
Renáta SÁNDOR, LCA Research Group Leader
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