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17, 2009

Open consultation on process certification clarification (PCC)

In the General Programme Instructions - chapter 4.7, Internal Verification (EPD process certification), is described an activity where organisations can develop and launch EPDs without a third party certifier being involved in each case. The PCC clarifies how companies shall apply a systemised manner and specifically the demands that need to be verified by a third party verifier. The draft for the PCC is written by Göran Brohammer, Extracon AB, Sweden. Questions on the document can be sent to info@extracon.se.

As the International EPD®system builds on stakeholder involvement we are happy to receive comments on the document. The document is on open consultation until September 1st 2009. Please send your comments on the document to info@environdec.com.


27, 2009

Carbon Footprint vs Climate Declaration: two tools in comparison

An article by researches at the University of Genova compares the two tools, carbon footprints and climate declarations.


24, 2009

New website on Climate Declarations

An increasing attention on climate change has driven the demand for new ways to provide information on products and services climate impact. Purchasers and consumers are asking for information to make climate conscious purchase decision.

The international EPD®system have introduced the concept of "single-issue EPDs", as a digest of an entire EPD with the ambition to adjust the information into a simpler format in order to better meet to various market and customer requirements.

The climate declarations is one type of “single issue” EPDs. The International EPD®system offers all organisations that have registered an EPD a climate declaration for the same product.


17, 2008

EPD Statistics: the effect of the international EPD®system

The recent rearrangement of the EPD organisation with the launch of the international EPD®system leads to a wide change in the EPD distribution by Countries and sectors. This fact is mainly due to the new classification scheme for products categories based on CPC (Central Product Classification) scheme used for structuring PCRs into a hierarchic level based on a modular approach.