Great interest in EPDs in South Korea

Interest in, and the requirement for, environmental documentation is spreading, and IGSC has now completed part 2 of their EPD-training.

The first part of the course was held in June in Oslo, while this time it was a Norwegian delegation headed by EPD Norway that went to Seoul. was represented by our CEO Trond Edvardsen and Caecilia Wernersen who work in customer success and are responsible for the implementation of our training activities.

During a hectic week, we participated in many good meetings and conversations about sustainability and circular economy with companies that are world leaders in their field. Very inspiring! At the same time, Caecilia, in collaboration with EPD Norway, among others, held a course for a delegation of 20 people on topics such as LCA, EPD, PEF system, ecodesign and carbon footprint.

– Around 60% of the world’s population lives in Asia and the value added in the goods industry is enormous. The fact that several leading companies in South Korea put LCA and circular economy so high on their agenda, and want to both document and verify their environmental footprint, will help drive the world in a greener direction, says our CEO Trond Edvardsen.

Several actors contributed to the week in South Korea being both exciting and educational, but we would particularly like to highlight the EPD Norway and the Norwegian Embassy, which facilitated good contacts across national borders. EPD-Norway and KEITI (Korean Environmental Industry and Technology Institute) signed a MoU agreement in Seoul. An agreement between EPD Norway and KEITI will contribute for more smooth and efficient environmental documentation for Norwegian and Korean companies. The development of EPDs across national borders will particularly benefit all import/export companies that will increasingly meet the requirement for verified environmental documentation.

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Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs):

  • A concise document describing the environmental impact of a product or service
  • Approved by an independent third party
  • Comparable, since they are developed according to standards
  • Published (publicly available from
  • Addable, so that an EPD can be used as a basis in environmental accounting for larger projects