How to make an
Environmental Product Declaration
And how it helps your business
Everything you need to produce third-party verified EPDs complying with EN & ISO standards
Get your EPDs done easily and efficiently with a single point of contact. No need to separately manage and contract suppliers, LCA tools, databases, EPD generation, third-party verification or publishing.
Collect data with a tailored template for your manufacturing industry. Transfer your bill of materials automatically into One Click LCA platform either using a file upload (i.e. Excel) or using an Application Programming Interface (API).
You will have a ready to go, and customizable Microsoft Word documents for the EPD and its background report. The results are EPDs in compliance with EN 15804 / ISO 21930, ISO 14040, ISO 14044 and ISO 14025 and have at least a cradle to gate scope. The software also supports creating customer specific private EPDs (also called project EPDs).
Get your EPDs critically reviewed and reviewed by third-party verifiers. One Click LCA’s EPD experts perform a critical review of your EPD before assigning it to an independent third-party verifier. This ensures the high quality of your EPDs and expedites the third-party verification process to increase your chances of succeeding with the verification on the first pass.
Say goodbye to five-figure bills
and EPD projects taking ages
The classical approach to developing an EPD is slow, expensive and hard-to-coordinate, with many disparate elements, lots of waiting, needless iterations and restarts. Our way is better.
With a very streamlined process, One Click LCA Pre-Verified EPD Generator saves you time and money. We provide you with training, set you up on the system and give you the tools you need to conduct your LCA and generate your EPD and background report automatically. Once your documents are ready, we review them and forward them to vetted and qualified, independent third-party verifiers and publishers.
EPDs you can trust
Although One Click LCA offers a low cost route to developing your EPDs, we do not compromise on quality. One Click LCA tools can be used to create EPDs that are compliant with international LCA, EPD and third-party verification standards: ISO 21930, ISO 14044, ISO 14025, ISO 14067, EN 15804, EN 15804+A1, EN 15804+A2, EN 15942.
EN 15804 has become the cornerstone standard for EPDs and has been broadly adopted worldwide. EN 15804+A2 is a major amendment which changes EPDs significantly. It was approved in July 2019 and will become mandatory in July 2022. You can read more about how and why you need to get ready for EN 15804+A2 here.
With One Click LCA Pre-verified EPD Generator, all results categories are calculated automatically from your input data in line with both EN 15804+A2 as well as EN 15804+A1, and TRACI 2.1 . This basically means that your EPD has global passporting rights for its whole five-year validity.
One Click LCA EPD tools also support ISO 14067. This requires using the software in line with EN 15804. ISO 14067 requires reporting separately fossil and biogenic carbon emissions, as well as land use change emissions. In addition, it requires reporting carbon storage separately.
Why is third-party verification important?
Third-party verification is a key factor in why EPDs are valued for their impartial, standardised and comparable information. It is a core element of the international standard which defines EPDs, ISO 14025. Without third-party verification, your EPD will not be recognised by many certification schemes, regulations and procurement requirements.
As the demand for EPD grows, there has been an accompanying rise in companies offering labels which are called EPDs, but without third-party verification. Buyer beware. Bypassing this step may seem attractive in the short-term, but in the long run, could render your EPD investment effectively useless.
Automate EPDs for the top construction product categories
One Click LCA Pre-Verified EPD Generator supports
New product categories are being constantly added and we can create them on request.
If you need a solution for any other category or several categories, you can also use the software as is without the pre-verified status. This can be suitable for example if you need to deliver EPDs for many different types of products.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can the One Click LCA Pre-verified EPD Generator be used for other product categories?
Yes, to the extent the LCA data your license covers is sufficient for modeling the other products. However, the pre-verified EPD publishing prices apply only to the category(ies) that the Customer and their process is pre-verified for.
When should I choose One Click LCA Pre-Verified EPD Generator?
First ensure that all your required product category(ies) are supported.
This is an offering for the Customers, often product manufacturers, who want to deliver Type III Environmental Product Declarations in compliance with EN 15804, ISO 21930, ISO 14040, ISO 14044 and ISO 14025 in a streamlined, efficient manner while ensuring high quality of the deliverables. You buy the entire solution from us and we manage the entire delivery and publishing process.
Choose this option if:
- You want to have a transparent, clear and fixed low prices for the entire delivery process of EPDs,
- You want to offer your own supply chain an affordable and easy to use solution to deliver product EPDs for your projects,
- You have no or limited experience with EPD process and want to have experienced LCA professional to review your data,
- You want to have an experienced LCA professional review your work before it is submitted to the third-party verifier,
- You want to have a single point of contact and responsibility for compliance of the results and deadlines, and
- You are able gather, input and document the product manufacturing data and product information for your products.
When should I use the One Click LCA EPD Generator without pre-verified status?
Generally, this is for you if you intend to work across any number of product categories.
This is an offering for the Customers, often consulting companies, who want to calculate their LCAs independently and deliver Type III Environmental Product Declarations for different types of products, in compliance with EN 15804, ISO 21930, ISO 14040 and ISO 14044, or other standards and verify them for ISO 14025 compliance. This offering is typically suitable for Customer with experience calculating and publishing EPDs, or significant LCA experience.
Choose this option if:
- You want to choose and manage your Product Category Rules and EPD Program Operator yourself,
- You want to choose and manage your independent third-party verifier yourself,
- You want to take full responsibility for the compliance of results with targeted PCRs and standards,
- You want to spend time choosing and buying all services separately and manage their delivery, and
- You want to be solely responsible for compliance, outcomes, costs and deadlines.
Will it help me to comply with EN 15804+A2?
Fortunately, with One Click LCA Pre-verified EPD Generator, all results categories are calculated automatically from your input data in line with both EN 15804+A2 as well as EN 15804+A1, and TRACI 2.1 . This basically means that your EPD has global passporting rights for its whole five-year validity.
Can I get our process pre-verified later if I need to?
Yes, you can. You can start with the One Click LCA EPD Generator, and when you feel ready, you can undergo the pre-verification process and start using the pre-verified EPD publishing prices. If you have further questions on this please write to email@example.com.
Why is third-party verification necessary?
Third-party verification is a key factor in why EPDs are valued for their impartial, standardised and comparable information. It is a core element of the international standard which defines EPDs: ISO 14025. Without third-party verification, your EPD will not be recognised by many certification schemes, regulations and procurement requirements. Bypassing third-party verification may seem attractive in the short term, but in the long run, could render your EPD investment effectively useless.
Do I need to publish my EPD?
No, you can choose not to publish by creating a private EPD for tendering use only. Publishing is required for public EPDs and our team will support you through the process. You can benefit from lower EPD publishing rates with our Pre-Verified EPD Generator.
Which Program Operators or EPD publishing platforms do you work with?
Environdec has a mutual recognition with other established Program Operators, including: AENOR GlobalEPD (Spain); IBU (Germany); EPD Norge (Norway) and SCS Global Services (USA).
With our Expert plan, we can also support program-specific extensions for other Program Operators, including: INIES, Nationale Milieudatabaase, EPD Norge, and UL Environment. However, please note that the pre-verfieid solution is not available when publishing to these platforms.
What data does One Click LCA cover?
The Pre-verified EPD Generator gives you access to One Click LCA’s extensive EPD database and up to 150 relevant Ecoinvent datasets, with the option to upgrade to access the entire Ecoinvent database.