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Consultation Phase

The consultation phase includes the following elements: 1. Constitute the PCR Stakeholder Consultation Group 2. Prepare the open consultation procedure 3. Invite stakeholders to take part in the open consultation 4. Collect comments during open consultation

PCR Forum

Use the PCR Forum to publically comment on PCRs on open consultation. You may also send your comments directly to the PCR Moderator.

Constitute the PCR Stakeholder Consultation Group

Relevant parties to be involved in the consultation process shall be identified so that the PCR stakeholder consultation group covers the principal stakeholders. This task should be carried out in cooperation between the PCR moderator, the PCR Committee, and the Secretariat based on a proposed list of stakeholders by the PCR moderator.

The PCR stakeholder consultation group should be selected to representatively cover knowledge and skills in different sectors of society that are both nationally and internationally relevant for the PCR under development. The group should have a geographical diversity related to the scope of the PCR. A stakeholder identification worksheet may be used to ensure and document that this has been done.

The consultation approach of the International EPD® System shall secure a fairly strict and generally accepted procedure enabling all interested parties to interact. The open consultation procedure is considered to be satisfactory when a PCR stakeholder consultation group consisting of persons/organisations sufficiently covering the industrial sector under study both on a national and regional basis have been accurately notified of the PCR work and the documents to be commented on. The procedure carried out shall guarantee credibility and shall be easy to take part in for any interested party, Hence, it shall be carried out in a transparent way that gives anyone concerned easy access
to information and documents.

Organisations/stakeholders contributing during the open consultation may be listed on the PCR page at
www.environdec.com if they agree to the publication of their name or organisation.

Prepare the open consultation procedure

Open consultation should be carried out as an open internet-based participatory process that makes use of the PCR Forum. The open consultation may also include a public meeting or a webinar to collect stakeholder feedback. The PCR moderator shall inform the Secretariat of any planned meetings or webinars to publish information at www.environdec.com. Aspects to consider are the following:

  • Invitations should be sent to representatives for authorities, trade associations, interest organisations, companies and organisations relevant to the product or service and other parties with an interest in participating in the meeting, including all relevant international parties.
  • It shall be possible to provide written comments.
  • A presentation of the International EPD® System shall be available for the audience.
  • Comments received at the meeting shall be documented and considered in the final draft version of the PCR.

Invite stakeholders to take part in the open consultation

Open consultation via the PCR Forum shall be carried out in cooperation between the PCR moderator and the Secretariat, including:

  • the preparation and publication of the draft PCR,
  • the publication of a template for comments,
  • n announcement of the open consultation at www.environdec.com, and
  • an e-mail invitation to the PCR stakeholder consultation group announcing that the draft PCR document is available and open for comments. The announcement should include a deadline for the consultation period and information on how to provide comments. Stakeholders should be encouraged to spread information about the consultation to other relevant stakeholders.

The open consultation period shall last for eight weeks for new PCRs but may be shorter for updates.

Collect comments during open consultation

During the open consultation period, the PCR moderator shall guide stakeholders in the open consultation process via the PCR Forum, and collect stakeholder comments.

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