The Swedish Environmental Management Council (SEMCo), the program operator for the International EPD® System and the German organization IBU (Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V.) has agreed on a mutal recognition regarding their programmes for environmental declarations.
"This collaboration, in which we mutually recognize each programmes for EPDs in the construction sector, is now official. We are delighted to offer this expanded service to our clients ", says Sven-Olof Ryding, CEO of SEMCo
"EPDs in the construction sector will become increasingly important with the standard EN 15804 as well as the requirements on environmental information to obtain the CE label on construction products" says Joakim Thornéus, responsible for the international EPD® System.
Currently, there are available EPDs registered from more than 100 organizations in 18 countries around the world in the International EPD® system. These include most of the major product groups - including construction products.
IBU is a driving force in matters of EPD on construction products and has led the work on the development of European Standard EN 15804. IBU's business is dedicated to providing its members help to develop and register EPDs for construction products in accordance with the new EU rules.
For interested organizations within the construction sector, the International EPD® System and IBU now offer the possibility to expand the market for their EPDs and label the declaration with the logotypes of both organizations.
For more information, please contact Joakim Thornéus, head of the International EPD® System, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +468 5010 5552.