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Environmental Product Declaration

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The overall goal of an Environmental Product Declaration, EPD, is to provide relevant, verified and comparable information to meet various customer and market needs. The International EPD® System has the ambition to help and support organisations to communicate the environmental performance of their products (goods and services) in a credible and understandable way.

Learn more: Environmental Product Declaration websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with Environmental Product Declaration's standard is verified by an independent organization (third party) following ISO / IEC Guide 65 Product Certification

Certification / registration required

Applicants are certified against the ecolabels’s criteria before using the label

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

International EPD Consortium

Member of

ISO

Type

Government

Also manages

None.


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Ecolabel details | What are the characteristics of the standard(s) related to this ecolabel?

  • Applicable life cycle and supply chain phases
  • Social and environmental attributes
  • Mutual recognition with other ecolabels
  • Standard details, including standard document, review frequency

Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

  • Standard development and management process
  • Standard-setting norms followed for development of the ecolabel's standard
  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

Additional information | Including:

  • Compliance type (pass / fail / tiered)
  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Key data

Year ecolabel est. 1999

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Appliances Building products Buildings Cleaning products Commodities Cosmetics / Personal care Electronics Energy Fish / Fisheries Food Forest products / Paper Furniture Health care services & equipment Machinery & Equipment Packaging Professional, scientific and technical services Textiles Transportation Waste management & Recycling Water


Where this ecolabel is found
Belgium Greece Italy Netherlands Sweden Switzerland Taiwan United Kingdom



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Last updated: 20 January 2012