What is an EPD?
EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is a concise document that describes the environmental impact of a product or service.
Who uses EPDs ?
- EPD provides environmental consultants and buyers, a better basis for assessing the environmental impact of the product when purchasing goods and services.
- The EPD provides a better basis for decision-making in during product and environmental development.
- EPD provides those responsible for development and innovation with an important tool for product development and improvements throughout the product value chain.
- EPD provides marketeers with the necessary documentation of environmental properties in accordance with the customer’s requirements.
Environmental Declarations (EPD) are:
- Approved by an independent third party
- Comparable, since they are developed according to specific standards
- Publicly available
- Combinable, results from EPDs can be put together to form the basis of environmental assessments for larger projects
An LCA (Life Cycle Analysis) is the basis for developing an EPD.
A life cycle analysis assesses environmental and resource conditions throughout the product’s life cycle, from “cradle to grave”, or preferably “cradle to cradle”.
Using the same methodology and format to ensure simplification, credibility and comparability when purchasing.
Developing an EPD is often time and resource consuming, the EPD generator simplifies this process.
More than 600 EPDs from over 100 companies are now published and available at EPD-Norway.
EPD-Norway verifies type III environmental declarations (EPD) and is a member of ECOPlatform. It is important for the business community that environmental information is provided in a standardized and objective manner, and that the conditions of competition are the same for Norwegian and foreign companies.