The International EPD System

Manufacturers & service providers bring with our EPD Services credible environmental performance data for a wide range of products & services to market.

We operate in accordance with the ISO 14025, TS/14027, 14040, a.o. standards. For the building and construction sector, we comply with the ISO 21930 and EN 15804 standards.

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A short introduction to EPDs

EPDs signal a manufacturer's commitment to measuring and reducing the environmental impact of its products and services and report these impacts in a hyper-transparent way. With an EPD, manufacturers report comparable, objective and third-party verified data that show the good, the bad and the evil about the environmental performance of their products and services.

When developing an EPD, the environmental performance of the product shall be described from a life cycle perspective by carrying out a life cycle assessment (LCA) of the product. The results of the LCA study and other information mandated by the reference PCR and General Programme Instructions shall be compiled in the EPD reporting format. The EPD shall then be verified by an approved independent verifier before being registered and published at the International EPD System via our EPD Portal.

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EPDs are SDG compatible!

Lifecycle methodology and the EPD can support organizations to understand, improve and communicate the environmental impact of their products and services.

Do you want to report your carbon emissions according to scope 3 Greenhouse Protocol (products) as part of your Science Based Targets (SBT) or, in more general terms, your sustainability product strategy/ambitions connected to the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals?

An EPD may be exactly what you need!
For more information on ways to use EPDs, please visit this page.

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Climate Declarations

EPD Climate Declarations are based on the same calculation rules, verification and presentation format as for an EPD.

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Want to apply to become an approved EPD verifier?

As an approved EPD verifier, you can be contacted by manufacturers and service providers awaiting independent verification of their EPDs before they are registered and published with The International EPD System.

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Version 4.0 of our GPI published March 29, 2021.

Version 4.0 of the General Programme Instructions (GPI) published March 29, 2021 comes with a transition period of 18 months. Please read our new GPI attentively before initiating your new EPD development!

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PCR Partnership Programme

With the ambition to make the PCR documents as internationally applicable as possible, and thereby avoiding unnecessary barriers to trade, the International EPD System promotes global PCR harmonisation via its market-driven PCR Partnership Programme (PPP) for programme operators and PCR developers.

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