The development of a new PCR Basic Module has been initiated by the Secretariat of the International EPD® System:
The reason for this development is that there is a demand of PCRs for underlying CPC codes of these product divisions (PCRs for raw milk and for hen eggs).
Since July, the development of four other PCR Basic Modules is led by the Secretariat.
Any stakeholder that wishes to be notified of the start of the open consultation, are kindly requested to contact the Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About PCR Basic Modules
In order to harmonise the LCA methodology of related PCR, and to simplify the development of PCRs, the International EPD® System introduced the concept of "PCR Basic Modules". PCR Basic Modules are used as guidance documents/templates when developing PCRs, but do not constitute PCR documents in themselves.
PCR Basic Modules are defined on the two-digit level of the UN CPC system. Over the years, the International EPD® System has developed PCR Basic Modules for more than 40 two-digit CPC codes.
Today, there are PCR Basic Modules covering everything from "Products of agriculture, horticulture and market gardening" (UN CPC 01) to "Telecommunications services" (UN CPC 84). These have in turn been used as the basis when developing PCRs for product categories such as "Kiwi fruits" (UN CPC 01342) and "Online text based information, On-line books and ebooks" (UN CPC 8431).