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Jan

8, 2013

New EPDs for sunglasses

New EPDs for sunglasses

The Luxottica Group has issued five EPDs for Ray-Ban® and  Oakley® sunglasses. The EPDs are pre-certified and work have started on the development of a new PCR for the product category.

Dec

18, 2012

New PCR for Other furniture

PCR for Other furniture

A new PCR covering the UN CPC class 3814 "Other furniture" has been issued. The PCR includes basically all types of furniture except seats, office furniture, wooden kitchen furniture, mattress supports and mattresses and parts of furniture.

Dec

18, 2012

Open consultation: PCR for leather footwear

A draft PCR for leather footwear is now available for comments. The consultation will last until February 5, 2013. Any interested parties are welcome to contribute to the PCR. Comments can be sent directly to the PCR moderator or posted at the PCR Forum.   

Dec

13, 2012

New PCR on filling machines

New PCR on filling machines

A new PCR on filling machines has been issued. The PCR cover machinery related to packaging of liquid food products since requirements on hygiene and functionality are very specific for filling and packaging machines handling liquid food.

Dec

11, 2012

New PCRs on copper

New PCRs on copper

The research Center of Mining and Metallurgy (CIMM) in Chile has led the development of three new PCRs for copper: copper ore and concentrates, copper cathode and copper wire. The PCRs are now approved and published on the website.

Dec

7, 2012

70 000 web visitors in 2012

This year, so far, the website of the International EPD System has had 70 000 visitors. The number of visitors has increased by 25 per cent since the year before. Most visitors to environdec.com are based in Italy, Spain, the US, Sweden and the UK with some additional 15 countries actively involved with the System so far. The number of French visitors has increased by 25 percent in the last year compared to the year before.

Nov

23, 2012

Updated EPD for air duct panels

Air ducts

P3, an Italian based manufacturer och air duct system has updated their EPD for sandwich panels for air ducts.

Nov

21, 2012

PCRs on open consultation

At the moment there are a number of PCRs on open consultations. We welcome all interested parties to submit comments on the PCRs. Please post the comments on the PCR forum or send them directly to the PCR moderator. To download the PCRs it is required to be logged in. New users can easily get a username by filling in the form found here.

 

PCR Name Deadline
Plastics in primary forms 2012-11-23
Woven fabrics of man-made filaments and staple fibres 2012-11-23
Road infrastructure 2012-12-31
Railway infrastructure 2012-12-31
Wastewater collecting and treatment services 2012-12-31
Corrugated paper and paperboard 2012-12-31
Basic module: Transport infrastructure 2012-12-31
Plastic waste and scrap recovery (recycling) services 2013-01-11

 

Nov

20, 2012

The latest EPD updates

È Così has issued a new version of the EPD for detergents and cleaning products.

San Benedetto has updated the EPD for mineral water.

Nov

14, 2012

New PCR on Sanitary wares

PCR for Sanitary Wares

A new PCR for sanitary wares is published, the PCR is intended for companies in the process of development EPDs for products like vitreous enamel steel bathtubs, shower trays and wash basins.

Nov

8, 2012

New climate declarations from Lantmännen

New climate declarations from Lantmännen

Lantmännen, one of the largets groups in the food, energy and agriculture industries in the Nordic region has issued 4 new climate declarations for products used in professional catering.

Oct

23, 2012

Pushing for sustainability declarations

Sustainability declarations form a part of the new rules, GPI, which are to be launched next year. Massimo Marino, Chair of the Technical Committee, is currently testing sustainability indicators on dairy, meat and pasta with some Italian companies. The indicators cover economic and social issues from a life cycle perspective that haven’t previously been included in any EPDs.

Oct

16, 2012

We’re now ISO 14025 verified

The Swedish Environmental Management Council (SEMCo), the programme operator behind the International EPD® System, has been certified according to EMAS/ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001. SEMCo’s activities as the program operator for the International EPD® System has in addition been verified to work in a systematic way to fulfill the requirements in ISO 14025.  The certification body that has issued the verification and certification process is Intertek.

“We’re pleased to have received this verification document as a proof of our systematic work in sustainability and quality issues. It's important to us and our customers that we are verified as it will further raise the credibility in EPD®s registered in the International EPD® System”, says Joakim Thornéus at the International EPD® System.

For more information, please contact the Secretariat

Oct

16, 2012

Coffee giants in green PCR

The Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform Coffee Working Group and the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative have partnered up for the development of a common Product Category Rule (PCR) for “Green” Coffee. The scope of this project is to develop a PCR for green coffee addressing farm level production only, stopping at the farm gate.

Contributors to the PCR include the major actors in the coffee industry: Illy, Nestlé, Kraft Foods, Sara Lee and Tchibo.