Accredited Certification Bodies

Accredited Certification Bodies

The listed Accredited Certification Bodies can be mandated by the manufacturer to conduct

  • EPD verification (identical to independent verifiers)
  • for EPD Process Certification.
    EPDs developed in a certified EPD process shall be considered as equal to a third-party certified EPD.

Only Accredited Certification Bodies currently listed on this page are approved by EPD International AB to carry out EPD verification and EPD Process Certification to The International EPD System.

Accredited Certification Bodies work independently and without the direct involvement of the Secretariat in seeking out assignments; the Secretariat is independent and not involved in this market transaction. I.e. manufacturer and Accredited Certification Body manage the process from contacting to signing of the contract for verification resp. ceritification. The Secretariat recommends manufacturers to contact 2-3 Accredited Certification Bodies when requesting a quote.

When you want to get the contact details for the Accredited Certification Bodies, please log-in to our EPD Portal.

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Accredited Certification Bodies

Name

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Apply as an Accredited Certification Body?

Please send an email to Ms. Lundberg at the EPD Secretariat responsible for Compliance and Quality Assurance to initiate the process.

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General information (more details in our GPI)
The verifier (i.e. an individual or a team of individuals within a certification body) shall be independent and have the following competencies.

General product certification competencies:
The general requirements regarding competence for certification bodies are specified in ISO/IEC 17065:2012 "Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services", Sections 6.1 and 6.2.

Specific competencies related to EPD and verification, including:

  • general knowledge of industry and product-related environmental matters,
  • good process and product knowledge, including relevant standards, within the product sector in which the verifier intends to perform verifications,
  • in-depth knowledge and/or experience of LCA methodology, including ISO 14040/14044,
  • in-depth knowledge of the relevant standards in the field of environmental labelling and declarations, including ISO 14020 and ISO 14025,
  • in-depth knowledge of the International EPD System, including the General Programme Instructions,
  • knowledge of ISO/TS 14071 LCA Critical Review Process and Reviewer Competencies, and ISO 19011 Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems,
  • knowledge in the overall regulatory framework in which the concept of EPDs has
  • been introduced, and
  • experience in reviewing LCAs verification of EPDs, or the equivalent.

Sufficient proficiency in English to read and understand the General Programme Instructions, PCR, and EPD and to document the verification in a verification report in English.

Shadowing Program for you who are LCA experts, but need verification experience:
For LCA experts that need to gain expertise in EPD verification in our system we offer the peer shadowing programme. You can co-verify an EPD of an approved EPD verifier.