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EPD Australasia has an organisational structure that involves several parties with separate and mutually interrelated tasks and responsibilities.

EPD Australasia is a joint venture of the Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) and the Australian Life Cycle Society (ALCAS). The Programme operates on a non-profit basis in partnership with the International EPD System. EPD Australasia, a limited company registered in New Zealand, is the Programme Operator and has the overall responsibility of the EPD Australasia Programme.

EPD Australasia has a Board of Directors to manage the company according to our Governing Principles and a Secretariat for the programme’s day-to-day operations.

According to ISO 14025, a programme operator has a number of mandatory obligations when fulfilling the duties of managing a programme for environmental declarations. In EPD Australasia, these duties are divided between our Board of Directors,  Secretariat, Technical Advisory Group and the International EPD System.


The Secretariat manages the day-to-day running of the Programme and the registration and publication of new EPDs. Contact our Programme Manager Kelly Taylor with questions about EPDs, PCRs or the EPD Australasia Programme.

Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ)

The Life Cycle Association of New Zealand (LCANZ) provides a focal point for Life Cycle Assessment and Management work conducted in New Zealand. LCANZ promotes networking and knowledge sharing between organisations and people and works to raise awareness of Life Cycle Thinking amongst the wider public and business communities.

Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS)

The Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) is Australia’s peak professional organisation for people involved in the use and development of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), management and thinking.

The International EPD System

The International EPD System is a global programme for Type III Environmental Declarations, offering a complete programme for the development and communication of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

They have also partnered with organisations in Argentina (EPD Argentina), Brazil (EPD Brazil), Chile and Mexico (EPD Latin America), Egypt (EPD Egypt), India (EPD India), North America (EPD North America), South East Asia (EPD Southeast Asia), South Korea (EPD South Korea), and Turkey (EPD Turkey). The International Secretariat has offices in Sweden that handle EPD registrations and helpdesk requests for all other countries – except China. In China, there is a separate Beijing EPD helpdesk.

The International EPD System supports other EPD programmes worldwide, seeking to harmonise EPDs across national and sector boundaries.

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