UL Environment develops ISO 14025-compliant Environmental Product Declarations in five steps.
1. Find an appropriate product category rule (PCR)
The first step in creating an EPD is to find or create a PCR that’s applicable to a particular product.
2. Conduct and verify the product lifecycle assessment (LCA)
Once an LCA is conducted on a particular product, it must be verified by an independent party to ensure it meets the requirements defined in the product category rules.
3. Compile the EPD
The EPD presents the results of the LCA along with additional information about the product’s performance and other sustainability attributes.
4. Verify the EPD
An independent, third party conducts a thorough review and verification of the findings presented in the EPD.
5. Register the EPD
The EPD program operator adds the EPD to its list of registered EPDs.