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 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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The EPD Secretariat has the overall operational responsibility and manages the day-to-day running of The International EPD System, including the registration and publication of the new EPDs.
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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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