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13, 2017

Certification body in Mexico accredited for EPD verification

Organismo Nacional de Normalización y Certificación de la Construcción y Edificación, SC (ONNCCE) has become the first Mexican certification body to become accredited to perform EPD verifications and to offer such services connected to the International EPD® System. The accreditation was performed by entidad mexicana de acreditación, a.c. (EMA). ONNCCE is the Mexican standards and certification body for the construction sector.

Dr. Nydia Suppen, co-director of the from EPD Latin America, the regional hub of the International EPD® System “commends ONNCE for their efforts in promoting the development of high-quality and open EPDs and their commitment to the capacity building activities with the construction sector”, while Claudia Peña comments that 

"It is of great importance for organizations such as EMA in Latin America, to actively participate in the process of generating critical mass of accredited verifiers, as they will give greater support to the EPD dissemination, educational and implementation activities promoted by the Latin American hub of the International EPD System."

In addition to the accredited certification bodies, companies developing EPDs have the choice to use individual verifiers listed on this page.