Environmental Product Declarations

EPDs: Environmental Product Declarations

An EPD® (Environmental Product Declaration) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products.

EPDs, also known as type III declarations, are based on a Life Cycle Assessment and follow the standard ISO 14025.

EPDs are widely used in the construction sector, mainly to perform LCAs of buildings (according to EN 15978) and to compare different functionally equivalent products (according to EN 15804).

EPDs are crucial for sustainable building certifications like LEED, BREEAM, DGNB, HQE® and others.

In short, an EPD provides the necessary data to choose products that allow you to deliver a low impact built environment.

ArcelorMittal Europe is a member of IBU (The Institut Bauen und Umwelt e. V.), and has launched an ambitious program to publish EPDs and provide construction product data in order to demonstrate its commitment to sustainable building deployment all over the world.

IBU is currently the only organization in Germany that consistently certifies based on international standards. The IBU label provides a lot of information, credibility and acceptance.

Our EPDs are independently verified by the Institute of Building and Environment (IBU) and global recognition is ensured by being part of ECO-platform.

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