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The intended application of this Product Category Rules (PCR) document is to provide guidance for developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for tires and to pinpoint the underlying requirements of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) pursuant to ISO standards that address appropriate environmental aspects of the tire life cycle. The user of this PCR will be manufacturers of tires and other interested parties and will enable EPDs that support comparable, informed, and objective evaluation of tires.

This PCR is valid for tires used in passenger vehicle, light truck, medium and heavy truck, pickup, city and school bus, coaches, aircraft, off-the-road vehicles and motorcycle as further described in Section 2.1 of the PCR. This PCR is global in scope and presents a harmonized calculation procedure for tire-attributed vehicle use stage emissions. 

This document was developed under the UL Environment EPD Program. It has been adopted to be used in the International EPD System after confirmation from UL Environment and after being reviewed by the Technical Committee.

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Name: Tires
CPC Codes:361 Rubber tyres and tubes
Date of publication: 2017-11-28
Registration number: UL-10006
Date of expiration: 2022-11-28
Version: 3.04
GPI version: UL Environment General Program Instructions
Other contributors: Japan Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA), U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers’ Association (ETRMA)
Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: Bridgestone Corporation, Continental AG, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Hankook Tire Co., Ltd., Kumho Tire Company Inc., Compagnie Générale des Établissements Michelin, Pirelli & C., Quantis, Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd., UL Environment, WBCSD, The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd.
Appointed PCR moderator: Yujin Ducatillon-Kim  WBCSD Tire Industry Project

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