What is an EPD®?
An Environmental Product Declaration, EPD®, is a verified document that reports environmental data of products based on life cycle assessment (LCA) and other relevant information and in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025 (Type III Environmental Declarations).
What about the ®?
The EPD® logotype and the acronym EPD® are registered trademarks within the European Union and use of them within the EU is therefore only allowed for certified EPDs within the International EPD® System.
An environmental declaration, is defined, in ISO 14025, as quantified environmental data for a product with pre-set categories of parameters based on the ISO 14040 series of standards, but not excluding additional environmental information. An environmental declaration is created and registered in the framework of a type III environmental declarations programme, such as the International EPD® System.
All EPD®s in the International EPD® System are publically available and free to download on this site through the EPD Search. You can also read more about creating EPD®s and how to communicate the environmental performance of products in a transparent and credible way.