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Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux, France

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EPD International Stakeholder Conference 2015

The EPD International Stakeholder Conference took place in Bordeaux, France, on August 30th 2015. The event was organised back-to-back with the LCM 2015 conference.

Location Convention Center Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Date August 30th, 2015

The 3rd EPD International Stakeholder Conference welcomed more than 40 representatives from more than 10 countries in Europe, Asia and South America.

Some key items that were discussed were:
The new version of the General Programme Instructions were officially launched.
The idea of “net of PCRs” was introduced for the food sector to increase coordination of methodological issues across PCRs. 
Interesting EPD case studies were presented by companies such as Coop Italia, Barilla and BYK Chemie.
Important feedback was given on what the International EPD System should focus on going forward. Summarized by Massimo Marino, chairman of the Technical Committee, they were realiability, governance, harmonization between different systems and communication.

Some key items that were discussed and presented were:

  • News and trends regarding the use of Type III Envronmental Declarations
  • EPD Turkey gave their view on why they chose to align their activities with the International EPD System
  • Overview of the ECO Platform and efforts on EPD harmonization
  • Information about the latest version of the General Programme Instructions: GPI 2.5
  • Interesting company cases were presented by SCA, winery Gil Berzal, 3M and Vattenfall
  • The conference ended with a panel discussion where topics related to the use of EPDs were discussed like comparability, EU PEF, public procurement, environmental management and Social LCA.