EPDs must be independently verified before registration and publication.
There are two types of verifiers that may carry out this process:
Only Individual Verifiers currently listed on this page are approved by EPD International AB to carry out EPD verification to The International EPD System.
Individual Verifiers 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 verifier arrange the process from contacting to signing of the contract for verification. The Secretariat recommends manufacturers to contact 2-3 independent verifiers when requesting a quote for verification.
Individual Verifiers are free to offer their services in any country, except Australia and New Zealand where an additional approval by EPD Australasia is needed.
When you want to get the contact details for our approved verifiers, please log-in to our EPD Portal.
Please send an email to Ms. Lundberg at the EPD Secretariat responsible for Compliance and Quality Assurance to initiate the process.
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 competences related to EPD and verification, including:
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.