EPD International AB, a limited company registered in Sweden, is the programme operator and has the overall responsibility for the administration and operation of the International EPD® System.
EPD International is a subsidiary to IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute: an independent, non-profit research institute, owned by a foundation jointly established by the Swedish Government and Swedish industry. As a limited company, EPD International AB has a board of directors. Further information is published in the annual reports of IVL.
The programme operator has a number of mandatory obligations according to ISO 14025. These duties are mainly divided between the Secretariat, the Technical Committee (TC), and the International Advisory Board (IAB).
EPD International AB is ISO 9001 certified by Bureau Veritas Sweden.
EPD International AB is recognized as an Eligible EPD Programme Operator under the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) according to ISO 14025 and 14027.
The EPD Secretariat makes the quality, environmental policies a.s.o. available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The International EPD System is the world’s first and leading global EPD programme operating in accordance with the ISO 14025, TS/14027, 14040, a.o. standards. For the building and construction sector, our manufacturers' EPDs also comply with the ISO 21930 and EN 15804 standards.
Rooted in the Nordics dealing with regional environmental challenges since 1998, we quickly realized that our Nordic problems are global challenges and needed to go global.
Any organisation, no matter its size, location and industry has the right to publish EPDs in an as sensible, simple and affordable way.
The market is craving for product specific and product variation specific LCA data (EPDs) instead of generic LCA data. As EPD International we want to be the facilitator of the development towards increased availability of product and service specific environmental performance information at large scale and provide these in a format that is attractive to the market.
EPDs as a pool of third-party verified LCA information that can be used in various applications and scenarios have all the ingredients to fill this enormous data gap/lack and the new market need for digital data, but only when provided in a processable format.
And indeed, EPDs shall play a decisive role in the larger context of policymaking linked to e.g. the Green Deal and many other national and multi-national policies and legislation when you ask us.
EPD International AB has a Board of Directors appointed by the company's sole shareholder IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute.
Currently, the Board has one independent member. The Board of Directors is responsible amongst other things for (source: www.bolagsverket.se):
The Board has produced rules of procedure for its work, which are updated annually.
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IVL is the sole shareholder of EPD International AB.
IVL is the owner of multiple subsidiaries, incl. EPD International AB, e-BVD, BASTA AB, Möbelfakta AB and co-owner of the testbed Hammarby Sjöstadsverk located in Stockholm, Sweden.
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To solve the environmental challenges our world is facing we need more than environmental research. We need collaborative efforts, an interdisciplinary approach and real-world applications.
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IVL combines applied research and development with close collaboration between industry and the public sphere. IVL's consultancy is evidence-based, and our research is characterized by interdisciplinary science and system thinking.
Founded by the state and the business sector
IVL was jointly founded in 1966 by the Swedish state and national business interests to carry out research on industrial air and water issues. Today IVL is an environmental agency concentrating on much more. Common to all assignments is the interaction between ecological, economic and social perspectives.
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IVL's core values are credibility, foresight and a holistic perspective. IVL's vision is a sustainable society. IVL pushes the transition to a sustainable society by taking science to society, turning environmental problems into opportunities and bending linear processes into a circular economy.
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