EPD Australasia

Martin Fryer Joins Australasian EPD Board

The Sustainability Manager for Auckland Airport, Martin Fryer, has been nominated by LCANZ to join the Australasian EPD Board of Directors. Responsible for implementing Auckland Airport’s sustainability policy, Martin brings extensive sustainability experience to the Board.

He began his career in local government, as a Recycling Officer in London before moving into the private sector as Environment Manager for Geest Foods in Cambridge. Moving to New Zealand in 2001, Martin held various environmental management positions with Fletcher Steel and Air New Zealand before joining Auckland Airport in 2007.

We asked Martin to provide us with some insights into his thoughts on EPDs as he takes his seat on the Board.

What is the value of EPDs to a sustainability manager?

EPD’s provide value to sustainability managers on many fronts.  These include:

  • gaining an understanding of supply chain sustainability;
  • facilitating material sourcing to ensure sustainable outcomes;
  • increasing the efficiency of supply chain interactions and decision making around sustainability;
  • assisting with transparency of sustainability disclosures.

Have you personally been involved with developing EPDs in your role with Auckland Airport?

I have not directly developed EPDs, but have certainly developed procurement systems to improve supply chain engagement and design standards that increase the requirement for EPDs from suppliers.

What role do you see Australasian EPD playing in enhancing sustainability in the Australasian market?

The Australasian EPD provides a crucial function in assisting the entire materials supply chain to more sustainable outcomes. EPD’s have a significant role to play in assisting sustainable development in Australasia. They support sustainability managers and procurement professionals in their procurement decisions and assist designers and architects in material specification and selection. Ultimately EPDs will assist the entire construction industry, helping to raise the bar, in terms of sustainable materials along the supply chain.

Latest News

ACCC to scrutinise green claims more closely

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) will be closely scrutinising businesses making environmental and sustainability claims in the 2022/23 fiscal year.  This...

EN15804 compliant EPDs recognised as highest quality data source for embodied carbon

Construction EPDs compliant with EN15804 (such as all EPDs for construction products registered with EPD Australasia) have been recognised by the New Zealand...

Q&A: GPI v4.0, single EPD dataset registration and EPD digitalisation

As you may be aware there are some significant changes on the horizon for EPDs, we have put together some commonly asked Q&As...

Subscribe to our newsletter

© Copyright 2018 Australasian EPD Programme | Website by Movers & Shapers | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions