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Mar

10, 2011

Digging into steel

Vicinay Cadenas

Vicinay Cadenas was the first company in the mooring sector to apply for an EPD for one of its products. Prior to registering the EPD, the company worked out a baseline for its environmental impact.

The EPD forms a part of the management’s strategic objective to strengthen its commitment to sustainability. It’s also a way to officially inform the public about our impact on the environment in a rigorous way, says Tomas Lopez, Director of Integrated Management Systems at Vicinay Cadenas.

Mar

2, 2011

Vattenfall and Barilla pioneering EPD process certification

Swedish state-owned energy group Vattenfall and Italian pasta company Barilla are the first to conduct an EPD process certification. Compared to a standard EPD it’s the process and not the product that is certified. The main difference between certifying an individual EPD and a process is the review of documents. The process certification requires only one annual audit, rather than individual product audits.

Mar

2, 2011

Open consultation - Product Category Rules for Nonwovens and Pasta

Today, the open consultation starts for a two new PCRs for "Nonwovens used for clothing and upholstery" and for "Pasta, cooked, stuffed or otherwise prepared; couscous". The open consultation for both PCRs will close on April 13. Please send your comments to the PCR Moderators or post them on the PCR Forum.

Feb

24, 2011

EPDs for pumps

GSG High Pressure Barrel Pump

Sulzer Ltd have certified three EPDs for pumps. The pumps covered by the EPDs are GSG High Pressure Barrel Pump,  ME 250-350 High Pressure Stage Casing Pump and  MD 150-360 High Pressure Stage Casing Pump.

Feb

23, 2011

EPD for Gantry Wash Units

EPD for Gantry Wash Units

The company Ceccato have published an EPD for three of their wash units.

Feb

23, 2011

Open Consultation - Product Category Rules Absorbent hygiene products

Product Category Rules on Absorbent hygiene products are currently on open consultation. The consultation will last until March 23rd. Please use the PCR Forum to comment, or send your comments directly to the PCR moderator.

Feb

22, 2011

New PCR on Steel for reinforcement of concrete

New Product Category Rules on Steel for reinforcement of concrete have been approved by the technical committee.

Feb

22, 2011

PCR Open Consultation - Fruit Juices

Product Category Rules on Fruit Juices is currently on open consultation. The consultation will last until April 5th. Please use the PCR Forum to comment, or send your comments directly to the PCR moderator.

Feb

21, 2011

PCR open consultation - Water distribution services

Product Category Rules on water distribution services is currently on open consultation. The consultation will last until April 4th. Please use the PCR Forum to comment, or send your comments directly to the PCR moderator.

Feb

21, 2011

EPDs for mining and metal products, products: the case of copper

Chile is the major copper producer in the World, therefore reliable information to support the environmental burden of copper mining products will be relevant for the sustainability of copper industry as well as for other productive sectors along the copper value chain downstream.

Feb

16, 2011

Three PCRs on open consultation

At the moment three PCRs are on open consultation; Cleaning services, Corrosion protection and Tissue products. Use the links below to read the PCRs. To comment on the PCRs, please use the PCR Forum.

Feb

10, 2011

A new EPD on hydro power

The Swiss company Axpo AG issues another EPD, this time on hydro power from the small scale hydro power plant Au-Schönenberg. Axpo AG has earlier three EPDs covering nuclear, gas and hydro power.

Feb

3, 2011

New PCR on central heating boilers and water heaters

A new PCR is published to be used when creating EPDs for Central heating boilers and water heaters (UN CPC-codes 44825 and 44826).

Feb

3, 2011

Pfizer certifies EPD for Improvac

Pfizer have pre-certified an EPD for Improvac, an immunological product that can be used in pig management as an alternative to physical castration for the control of boar taint.

This is the first certified EPD in the world for a pharmaceutical product.

Feb

1, 2011

Carlsberg publish the first certified EPD for beer

Today, Carlsberg Italia publish the first certified EPD in the world for beer. The EPD covers both the Carlsberg and Tuborg beer on glass bottle as well as on kegs and drums.