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Environmental product declaration, EPD

An environmental product declaration is a way of communicating the environmental properties of products that can be used on all kinds of goods and services. Environmental product declarations in accordance with ISO 14025 are based on life cycle assessment, LCA.

Cause

RISE can help your company to efficient environmental communication. We have experience of both self-declared environmental claims, so-called type II declarations, and certified environmental product declarations of type III within the framework of ISO 14025.

Climate declaration

More recently, climate declarations have become popular. We at RISE have made a climate declaration for part of our own research. The climate impact is approximately 2 kg CO2-eq per research hour.

Benefit

An environmental product declaration based on life cycle assessment is a very good way of meeting customers' and authorities' demands for credible, easily understandable and comparable environmental information, for example in connection with public procurement. The underlying life cycle assessment is also an excellent basis for further improving the product's environmental properties.

Method

An environmental product declaration according to ISO 14025 is always based on a life cycle assessment, LCA, performed according to the product category rules that apply to the product. If there are no product category rules, we will develop them in conjunction with our doing the LCA. However, we recommend that you pre-certify the EPD before the product category rules are completed, as approval can take a long time.

A simplified process has been developed for concrete products for the members of Svensk Betong (Swedish Concrete). The product category rules are based on EN 15804. RISE collaborates with IVL and Svensk Betong and produces environmental product declarations within EPD-Norway. The certification takes about 3 weeks after the company has submitted a correct inventory report and made an environmental assessment in Svensk Betong's EPD tool.

Deliveries

Before the environmental product declaration is fully finalized and can be registered by EPD-Norway or the International EPD® system or other EPD program, it must be verified by a third independent party. This verification is not normally included in the delivery but must be ordered from a third party. RISE may also perform such third-party review, though not if we do LCA and EPD. In the simplified process for concrete products, IVL is responsible for the verification.

 

More information

The International EPD® system is one of several compatible environmental product declaration systems.


The International EPD®-system

Ordering

Order from contact persons below. For concrete products, contact Otto During at epd-bygg@ri.se

Facts

Service

Environmental Product Declaration, EPD

Certifications

Product Certification

Innovation area

Life cycle analysis

Standards

  • ISO 14025 Environmental labels and declarations - Type III environmental declarations - Principles and procedures

Price

Price on tender

Delivery time

Depening on project size, but normally 2-3 months

Preparations

No preparation needed

Mats Zackrisson

Contact person

Mats Zackrisson

Forskare

+46 10 228 46 88
mats.zackrisson@ri.se

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