The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

EPDs communicate to stakeholders a company's commitment to measure and reduce the environmental impact of its products and services and report these impacts in a really transparent way. 

With an EPD, manufacturers report comparable, objective and third-party verified data showing positive and negative aspects of the environmental performance of their products and services. 

When developing an EPD, the environmental performance of the product must be described from the point of view of the life cycle by carrying out a life cycle assessment (LCA) of the product. 

The results of the LCA study and other information required by the reference PCR and the General Instructions of the program must be compiled in the EPD communication format. 

The EPD must therefore be verified by an approved independent verifier before being registered and published in the International EPD System.