An Environmental Product Declaration, or EPD, is a report that quantifies the environmental impacts of a product throughout its entire life cycle. This includes the extraction of raw materials, manufacturing, use, and disposal.
Environmental product declarations provide valuable information to businesses and help them understand the carbon footprint of their products. This is important for two reasons: first, it allows businesses to identify opportunities to reduce their environmental impact; and second, it provides data that can be used in carbon reporting.
EPDs are developed according to international standards and are verified by independent third-party organisations. This ensures that they are reliable and trustworthy.
In order to protect the environment, each contractor needs an EPD. The construction of this certificate is based on many different standards including ISO 14040/44 and EN 15804 which cover water management; however there’s also a variety for using specific criteria in addition like when it comes down to hazardous chemicals or noise levels among others!
The Benefits of an Environmental Product Declaration
There are many benefits to having an EPD for a product. It helps businesses to:
- Understand the environmental impacts of their products
- Identify opportunities to reduce those impacts
- Communicate their commitment to sustainability
- Demonstrate leadership in the marketplace
- Differentiate your product or project
EPDs are an important tool for businesses that are looking to reduce their environmental impact and improve their carbon footprint. If you are interested in learning more about EPDs or obtaining one for your product, please contact us. We would be happy to help you!
How to Create an EPD?
Creating an EPD or environmental product declaration for your product(s) involves a few key steps:
1. Research and gather data on the environmental impact of your product throughout its life cycle. This includes data on raw materials, manufacturing, use, and disposal.
2. Analyse this data to identify the most significant environmental impacts of your product.
3. Develop strategies to reduce the environmental impact of your product.
4. Communicate the results of your research and analysis in a clear and concise manner.
5. Each EPD needs to be verified by an independent third-party verifier before it can be published.
6. Once your Environmental Product Declaration has been verified, it is ready to be put into the public domain through publication.
7. Use the EPD to inform future decision-making about your product(s).