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EPD Environmental Product Declaration


​​The Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) informs a company's customers about the impacts which its product or service generates on the environment, thus proving the company's commitment to safeguarding the environment. This is an effective marketing tool which defines the complete environmental profile of the product or service supplied.

The EPD must be certified for conformity with the General Programme Instructions (GPI) standard governing the general validation principles, while the specific products and services must comply with the PCR (Product Category Rule).

RINA SERVICES also offers specialized courses and analysis related to the theme of the service: for further information please send an e-mail to ghg_services@rina.org.

MAIN BENEFITS

  • Control the potential environmental impacts of the entire life cycle of the product/service
  • highlight the improvement trend in the environmental performance of the product/service
  • make use of an environmental marketing tool.

WHY RINA SERVICES?

RINA SERVICES boasts many years of experience in the validation of Environmental Product Declarations. We were one of the first Accredited companies in this field, initially with SWEDAC and then with ACCREDIA. Thanks to our international network of qualified technicians, we can provide a prompt and capillary service.

SERVICE STEPS

The verification procedure involves:
  • documents review and on-site audit
  • final evaluation by the independent technical reviewer
  • issue of the certificate.

FAQ

What is the difference between validation and pre-certification?
As well as the difference in the reference standard (validation also has the specific PCR), the main difference is the duration: validation lasts three years while pre-certification lasts just one.

Is it possible to renew pre-certification?
In the absence of a specific approved PCR allowing validation, pre-certification expires.

Who draws up the specific PCR?
The specific PCR can be drawn up by anyone, even by the organisation.

Is the EPD public?
Yes, and it is shown on the SEMCo website​.
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