A declaration of the social sustainability performance of a product life cycle
In a pilot project, the world's first SPD has been published by Hitachi Rail.
The SPD was published November 6th 2023 and presents transparent and verified data on the social sustainability performance of a rolling stock, from its production to its end-of-life.
Just as an EPD is based on a verified (environmental) LCA, an SPD is based on a verified social LCA (S-LCA).
The SPD is based on the world's first Product Category Rules for SPDs, with registration number SPD-PCR 2023:01.
The SPD and the SPD-PCR are free to download below.
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