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This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of UN CPC 012 (Vegetables) and the declaration of this performance by an EPD. This UN CPC group consists of the following underlying classes:

  • 0121 - Leafy or stem vegetables
  • 0122 - Melons
  • 0123 - Fruit-bearing vegetables
  • 0124 - Green leguminous vegetables
  • 0125 - Root, bulb or tuberous vegetables
  • 0126 - Vegetable seeds, except beet seeds
  • 0127 - Mushrooms and truffles
  • 0129 - Vegetables, fresh, n.e.c.

The PCR does not cover frozen vegetables (UN CPC 2131), for which the is a separate PCR available.

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Detailed information

Name: Vegetables
CPC Codes:012 Vegetables
Date of publication: 2011-11-21
Registration number: 2011:20
Date of expiration: 2019-12-11
Version: 2.0
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 2 (2014-2016)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Products of agriculture, horticulture and market gardening
Related PCR: Frozen vegetables, pulses and potatoes (de-registered)
Arable crops
Vegetable juice, Plant milk, plant milk based products, and Other prepared and preserved vegetables, pulses and potatoes
Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: Life Cycle Engineering
Appointed PCR moderator: Matteo Peyron  Life Cycle Engineering

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