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Verification

STEP 4/5: VERIFICATION

The market acceptance of EPDs relies on the publication of environmental information that is reliable and trustworthy. The underlying data, the data handling and the EPD itself are therefore subject to independent verification.

There are two alternatives for verification:

  • EPD Individual Verification (most common): verification of LCA-based data, additional environmental information and the EPD, conducted by a recognised individual verifier, or:
  • EPD Process Certification: verification of an internal organisation process that creates EPDs according to the General Programme Instructions. Only accredited certification bodies are allowed to certify an EPD Process. Read more here.

Recognised Individual Verifiers

A list of current approved individual verifiers operating in Australia and New Zealand is available here

Accredited Certification Bodies

A list of accredited certification bodies is available here

Verification report

The verification must be transparent and result in a report in English by the verifier. The report must document the verification process while adhering to the rules of data confidentiality. This report must be included in the EPD registration request and available to any person upon request.

For construction product EPDs compliant with PCR EN 15804 a special checklist/verification report template has been developed and is available here.

All verification reports must state if the verification is the first to be done by the verifier in the scope of the Australasian EPD Programme, as this verification may be subject for an additional check by the Technical Advisory Group.

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