Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)

Environmental Product Declarations communicate verifiable, accurate, non-misleading environmental information for products and their applications.

Sept 29th, 2023

The standardisation in the information they provide supports scientifically based decision making. ISO 14025, ISO 21930 and the amended EN15804 standard (EN15804&A2:2019) provide the rules for reporting information in EPDs.

An EPD provides information organized in modules. This information pertains to:

  • inventory indicators describing resource use, waste categories and output flows
  • information on biogenic carbon content
  • life cycle impact assessment indicators

The ecoinvent version 3 database offers the "Allocation, cut-off, EN15804" system model, dedicated to support the needs of EPD practitioners.  Read more here about the ‘Allocation, cut-off, EN15804’ system model and how it supports EPD creation.

Explore ECO Platform for numerous EPDs created using ecoinvent as a background database. Some examples are EPDs for: