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published: 24/7/2013

BRE launches new scheme to help product manufacturers reach new markets

BRE has launched a new Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) verification scheme allowing product manufacturers to communicate their sustainability credentials to customers.

A world leader in certifying sustainable products, BRE has launched the scheme to offer a comprehensive package of services in line with the new EN 15804 standard to help product manufacturer to access European markets.

EPD are a standardised way of quantifying the environmental impact of a product or system which can be used to help manufacturers target impact reductions and engage with the supply chain.

Victoria Blake, BRE’s Associate Director of Sustainable Products said “On completion of our new scheme, members receive a verified EPD and an industry recognised BRE Global certification mark, which demonstrates to the market that their product has gone through a rigorous assessment and verification process.”

Members of the scheme will have access to BRE’s Product Category Rules (PCR) and a range of supporting material, which will help ensure products comply with EN 15804.

Using BRE’s PCR, an EPD can then be created with the help of a Life Cycle Assessment Practitioner. Once this EPD has been created and verified by BRE Global, the products will be listed on the Greenbooklive websites.

For more information on the scheme visit: www.greenbooklive.com

 

For press enquiries contact Helen Ball: ballh@bre.co.uk




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