Environmental product declaration - EPD
An environmental product declaration presents the environmental impact of a product over its entire life cycle. From the time the ore is mined to the time the sheet metal product is recycled after its lifetime.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered document based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). It communicates transparent and comparable information about the environmental impact of products, from raw material extraction through to manufacturing and end-of-life.
An EPD is a so-called type III environmental declaration that is compliant with the ISO 14025 and EN 15804 standards. The work of creating EPD is ongoing.
Why do Lindab provide EPD?
- Enable sustainable product choices, which leads to a better climate, both indoors and outdoors
- Fulfil LCA requirement stated in building certifications
- Help customers with Climate Declarations of buildings
- Improve product sustainability performance by innovation, better design and materials
The decarbonised steel Lindab is offering uses a process that produces a steel with a significantly lower environmental impact than traditionally produced steel. This can be stated in an EPD.
There are initiatives that uses a method of mass allocation. For example: If a company has reduced its emissions by 10% in 2022, it can sell 10% of its volume as decarbonised or zero emissions steel, depending on the method. As a customer, you still get the same material delivered, but you can choose to buy a certificate from the supplier that shows the reduction in emissions. This method is not accepted in an EPD and can only be used to reduce a company's total emissions.