PCR Development

PCR documents shall be developed in an internationally-accepted manner based on an open, transparent and participatory process either by:

  • companies and organisations in co-operation with other parties, such as branch- and interest organisations,
  • institutions involving LCA experts in close cooperation with companies or branch- and interest organisations, or by┬ásingle companies or organisations in case they have the necessary in-house competence or choose to engage outside LCA/EPD experts.

PCR documents shall be developed in an internationally-accepted manner based on an open, transparent and participatory process either by:

  • companies and organisations in co-operation with other parties, such as branch- and interest organisations,
  • institutions involving LCA experts in close cooperation with companies or branch- and interest organisations, or by
  • single companies or organisations in case they have the necessary in-house competence or choose to engage outside LCA/EPD experts.

The PCR development process is managed by the programme operator who is responsible for that the PCR development follows the requirements in ISO 14025 and relevant PCR harmonization initiatives. The preparation of a specific PCR is managed by a PCR moderator, an expert appointed by the programme operator.

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Developing PCR is a procedure containing the following phases:

  1. Initiation phase
  2. Preparation phase
  3. Open Consultation phase
  4. Consultation phase
  5. Approval and Publication Phase
  6. Updating Phase.