Insights|ESG & Strategy|Climate disclosure reporting (TCFD)|Risk, governance & due diligence

The Role of Environmental Product Declarations in the Construction Sector

Written by

David Maucor, Edge Impact Regional Principal, New Zealand

Environmental Product Declarations|EPD's|Sustainability Reporting|Construction|Carbon Emissions

“EPDs are standardised and independently verified documents that provide transparent and credible information about the environmental impact of products throughout their life cycle. They offer a comprehensive analysis of the product’s environmental performance, including carbon emissions, energy use, resource depletion, and waste generation.

Importantly, the environmental data is presented in clearly defined stages, so you can compare step-by-step along the products’ life cycles,” says Maucor.

David Maucor, Edge Impact Regional Principal, New Zealand

“EPDs also foster innovation and encourage the development of low-carbon products and processes. By highlighting the environmental impact of construction materials, EPDs incentivise manufacturers to invest in research and development to create more sustainable alternatives. This drives the industry towards reducing carbon emissions and promoting the adoption of greener practices and technologies.”

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