Eco-labels are usually voluntary labelling systems used to show potential customers the efforts of a company to become more environmentally friendly, transparent and sustainble. There are different types of eco-labels according to ISO: type I, type II and type III.
Contactica accompanies you in the development of type III eco-labels, also called Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).
EPDs can only be obtained after perfoming an LCA verified by an authorized external verifier.
EPDs can be registered in different operator programmes. They provide objective environmental impacts results extracted from a background confidential LCA report. The LCA has to be performed following product-specific rules, i.e. Product Category Rules (PCRs).
EPDs can be obtained for all families of products, such as construction products, food, textiles, chemicals, etc, as long as a valid PCR exists. If there are not valid PCRs for your product, we can assess you to start the development of a PCR to lead your niche-market in terms of Environmental impacts declaration.
EPDs provide points for green public procurement and green building schemes certifications, allow comparison with competitors, allow the communication of results to customers and the exercise of data collection and Environmental assessment can be used to find development oppotunities and eco-design