Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Getting an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for your product not only showcases your commitment to transparency and sustainability, but also gives you a competitive edge in a market where consumers are increasingly eco-conscious.

Greenium EPD Services

At Greenium, we offer a comprehensive range of services to support organizations in achieving their Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) goals. Our commitment is to guide you through every stage of the process, ensuring transparency, accuracy, and the successful communication of your product’s environmental impact.

  1. Complete LCA Activities:
    • Undertake thorough Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) activities to analyze and quantify the environmental footprint of your product across all stages of its life cycle. This includes raw material extraction, production processes, usage, and end-of-life considerations.
  2. Coordination of the EPD Certification Process:
  3. EPD Report Design:
    • Craft a visually engaging and informative EPD report that effectively communicates your product’s environmental performance. Our design experts ensure that your message is clear, compelling, and aligned with the requirements of multiple program operators.
  4. Publication of the EPD:
    • Facilitate the publication of your EPD through recognized platforms. We manage the registration and documentation process, making your product’s environmental data accessible to stakeholders and consumers.
  5. Strategic Integration of EPD into Sustainability Initiatives:
    • Collaborate with you to strategically integrate the EPD into your overall sustainability initiatives. This includes guidance on marketing strategies, leveraging the EPD for competitive advantage, and aligning it with broader corporate sustainability goals.
  6. Continuous Improvement Consulting:
    • Provide ongoing support for continuous improvement in environmental performance. Our consultants work with you to identify opportunities for efficiency, reduction of environmental impact, and alignment with emerging sustainability standards.
  7. Training and Capacity Building:
    • Equip your team with the necessary knowledge and skills through our training programs. We offer workshops and educational sessions on LCA, EPD, and sustainable practices to enhance your organization’s environmental literacy.

Contact us to explore how our tailored services, aligned with various program operators, can elevate your product's environmental profile and contribute to a more sustainable future.

What is an EPD?

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a standardized document developed by organizations such as the Swedish Environmental Management Council. It provides comprehensive and transparent information about the environmental performance of a product or service throughout its life cycle. This includes data on raw material extraction, production processes, use, and disposal. The EPD is based on life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology, offering a standardized and internationally recognized approach to quantifying and communicating the environmental impact of a product.

Why do an EPD?

In today’s global business landscape, environmental sustainability has become a paramount concern for consumers, regulatory bodies, and stakeholders. Companies are increasingly recognizing the need to not only comply with environmental regulations but also to proactively address their environmental impact. An EPD, or Environmental Product Declaration, is a strategic move that goes beyond legal requirements, demonstrating a company’s commitment to environmental responsibility and transparency.

Benefits of an EPD

  1. Compliance with Environmental Standards: An EPD helps a company align with environmental standards and regulations. It ensures that the organization meets the growing demand for transparency in reporting environmental impacts, thus avoiding potential legal and regulatory issues.
  2. Competitive Advantage: Having an EPD provides a competitive edge in the market. As consumers become more environmentally conscious, products and services with transparent and verifiable environmental credentials are preferred. This can lead to increased market share and enhanced brand loyalty.
  3. Market Access and Global Trade: In an era where sustainability is a key consideration for international trade, an EPD can facilitate market access. Many countries and trading blocs are imposing stringent environmental standards, and having an EPD can ease the entry of products into these markets by demonstrating compliance.
  4. Risk Mitigation: Identifying and understanding the environmental impacts of products through an EPD allows a company to proactively manage risks associated with resource scarcity, regulatory changes, and shifting consumer preferences. This strategic foresight enables companies to adapt to evolving market conditions.
  5. Informed Decision-Making: The data collected for an EPD aids in informed decision-making within the company. It provides insights into the environmental hotspots in the product life cycle, enabling targeted efforts to reduce environmental impacts, optimize processes, and enhance overall efficiency.
  6. Enhanced Corporate Reputation: Sustainability is increasingly linked to corporate reputation. Companies with transparent and environmentally responsible practices are viewed more favorably by consumers and investors. An EPD demonstrates a company’s commitment to sustainability, contributing positively to its image and stakeholder relationships.
  7. Supply Chain Management: An EPD encourages transparency and collaboration throughout the supply chain. Companies can work with suppliers to source materials responsibly, reduce emissions, and collectively improve the overall environmental performance of the supply chain.
  8. Cost Savings and Efficiency Gains: The process of creating an EPD often involves a thorough analysis of the entire product life cycle. This examination can uncover opportunities for cost savings through resource efficiency, waste reduction, and energy conservation, leading to overall operational improvements.
  9. Consumer Trust and Loyalty: With increasing environmental awareness among consumers, an EPD serves as a powerful tool to build trust and loyalty. Consumers are more likely to choose products from companies that openly communicate their environmental impact and demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices.
  10. Employee Engagement: Employees are increasingly drawn to companies that prioritize environmental and social responsibility. Having an EPD can contribute to a positive workplace culture by aligning the organization with values that resonate with employees, leading to increased engagement and satisfaction.