EPD Australasia

PCR

STEP 1/5: FIND PRODUCT CATEGORY RULES (PCR)

Product Category Rules (PCRs) provide the specific requirements for an EPD within a particular group and are critical to the transparency and comparability of EPDs.

If a relevant PCR does not exist, it must be created.

FINDING A PCR DOCUMENT

PCRs already exist for many product groups.

All EPDs for construction and building products must use PCR 2019:14 Construction products (EN 15804:A2) as the core PCR. The latest version numbers can be found here by searching for ‘Construction products’ in Product Category. Complementary PCRs (c-PCRs) are also applicable to many construction product groups.

Copies of all existing PCRs and c-PCRs can be downloaded after registration on the EPD Portal here.

IF A RELEVANT PCR DOES NOT EXIST (OR HAS EXPIRED)

If a PCR does not exist for your product category of interest, one must be developed. PCR documents are prepared in an open, transparent and participatory process among companies and branch organisations to ensure the provision and input of appropriate product-specific knowledge and expertise.

Read more about the process of developing a PCR here.

If the validity period for a PCR has expired, the document can be updated and reactivated for a period of time.

Read more about updating a PCR here.

For assistance in finding or developing a PCR please contact the Secretariat.

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