The Environmental Product Declaration, generally known as EPD, is a process which brings to the elaboration of a document, that is structured according to the ISO standard 14025, and which contains information about the environmental impacts of a product.
The realization of an EPD comes up in two separate phases. The first one is the development of a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) study, performed following specific rules for different product categories, contained in documents called PCR (Product Category Rules).
The adoption of the same rules on international level for the development of LCAs within the same product category facilitates the comparison of the study results.
The information obtained with the LCA are subsequently reported in a document of external communication, called Environmental Product Declaration, that represents a sort of technical card where all the environmental characteristics and impacts are put in evidence.
In this way the organization can enhance the excellent environmental level of its products and add value to the strategic choice to perform its own business activities in a perspective of sustainable development.
Daniele Pernigotti vaunts a high level of competence in this sector, thanks to his activity of development of specific Product Category Rules and Environmental Product Declarations, as for his participation in the process of internationalization of the EPD scheme and of his support supplied to the accreditation body SINCERT (now ACCREDIA) in the development of the rules that have to be respected in the certification process.