The Australasian EPD Programme

Australasian EPD Programme

The Australasian EPD Programme is an independent framework for business in Australia and New Zealand to provide objective, science-based environmental data and other information about their products and services.

The Programme registers and publishes Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Climate Declarations.

EPDs are independently verified and registered documents that communicate transparent and comparable data and other relevant environmental information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products. Read more about the value of EPDs.

All EPDs registered with the Australasian EPD Programme are independently verified to ISO 14025, a relevant Product Category Rule (PCR) and the Programme’s General Programme Instructions (GPIs).

The Australasian EPD Programme is a regional partner of the International EPD® System with over 1,000 EDPs now published from business in 37 countries.

Australasian EPDs are also now a fast track for achieving carbon neutral certification under the Australian National Carbon Offset Standard.

Latest EPDs

Allied Ready mixed concrete using Holcim supplied cement

Allied Concrete Limited

The concretes covered under EPD Registration Number S-P-00555 include all Normal (as defined in NZS 3104:2003) Standard and Pump grade concretes from 17.5 MPa to 50 MPa, batched by Allied Concrete using cement manufactured by Holcim Cement’s Westport plant. The...

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GIB Standard Plasterboard

Winstone Wallboards Ltd

Winstone Wallboards is New Zealand’s only manufacturer and largest marketer of gypsum plasterboard, drywall systems, associated products and services. The company has been operating since 1927 and manufactures plasterboard systems under the GIB® brand. Winstone Wallboards has facilities in Auckland,...

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Glued Laminated Timber (GLULAM)

Forest and Wood Products Australia Ltd

This sector EPD covers Australian-produced glued laminated timber/lumber (glulam). The forestry stage, the processing of sawlogs into sawn timber products, and the final glue-laminating steps are performed at numerous sites around Australia. The declared unit is 1 cubic metre of...

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The Value of an EPD

Having an EPD currently shows that your company is an early mover in the market and demonstrates that your company has a genuine commitment to environmental responsibility. EPDs are used to communicate and substantiate the sustainability credentials of a company to business customers and consumers.

The use of products with EPDs is recognised and rewarded in rating schemes such as Green Star (buildings) in Australia and New Zealand and IS (infrastructure) in Australia.

EPDs, and the underpinning Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) are an invaluable tool for companies wishing to identify and address hotspots in the environmental footprint of their products. If your company is ISO 14001 certified the LCA and EPD will greatly assist compliance with the 2017 update to the standard.

Design teams are increasingly conversant in what EPDs are and they are increasingly being used as a means of quick and easy route to choose between different materials and systems to achieve resource and energy efficiency (and cost savings) as well as more sustainable outcomes.

With the release of ISO 20400 the International Standard for Sustainable Procurement Australasian EPDs are increasingly helping business supplying Australian and New Zealand markets with meeting public and private sustainable procurement and tender requirements.

Latest News

EPD Australasia introduces reduced annual fee for small business

The Australasian EPD Programme has introduced a new fee category for small businesses. The Australasian region has many small innovative businesses and this...

Product Category Rules (PCR) for all packaging to be developed

The International EPD System has announced the start of the process to develop Product Category Rules (PCR) for all consumer and distribution packaging....

Infrastructure Sustainability News – Australia and New Zealand

Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is launching V2.0 of the IS rating scheme on 14th June in Canberra followed by launches in...

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