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Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) Downstream

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The Composite Panel Association’s (CPA) Environmentally Preferable Panel (EPP) Downstream Program is an easy way for consumers to identify environmentally responsible composite wood products.

Products carrying the EPP Downstream logo were manufactured by a company that has demonstrated their environmental commitment by purchasing at least 50% CPA EPP certified composite wood products. These are composite wood panels that are certified as meeting the requirements of the CPA EPP environmental certification program, the most widely–specified environmental certification program for composite wood products in North America.

Learn more: Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) Downstream websiteExternal Site

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

Conformity with Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) Downstream's standard is verified by our own organization (second party).

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Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

Composite Panel Association

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

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. 2007

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Building products Forest products / Paper


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada Mexico United States



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Last updated: 29 May 2013