Application of EPDs

The overall goal of an EPD® is to provide relevant and verified information to meet the various communication needs. An important aspect of EPD® is to provide the basis of a fair comparison of products and services by its environmental performance. EPDs can reflect the continuous environmental improvement of products and services over time and are able to communicate and add up relevant environmental information along a product's supply chain.

EPDs are based on principles inherent in the ISO standard for Type III environmental declarations (ISO 14025) giving them a wide-spread international acceptance.

Information on how to use EPDs in different applications are described in the following sections: