Environmental & Health Product Declarations

What is an Environmental Product Declaration?

An Environmental Product Declaration, EPD®, is a verified document that reports environmental data of products based on life cycle assessment (LCA) and other relevant information and in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025 (Type III Environmental Declarations).

An EPD is defined by its Product Category Rules (PCR). PCR are documents that define the rules and requirements for EPDs of a certain product category. They are vital for the concept of environmental declarations according to ISO 14025 as they enable transparency and comparability between different EPDs based on the same PCR.

Several of our products have gone through the rigorous EPD process, including a comprehensive life cycle assessment according to ISO 14040 standards. Our EPDs were prepared by SCS Global Services based on the NSF International Product Category Rule (PCR) for Flooring: Carpet, Resilient, Laminate, Ceramic, Wood. Following completion, our EPDs were externally verified by FFK LTD as conforming to the requirements of ISO 14025:2006 and ISO 21930:2007. This also meets LEEDv4 requirements.

Ecore's EPDs can be downloaded below or on SCS Global Services' Green Product Guide.

What is a Health Product Declaration?

Health Product Declarations (HPDs) disclose the potential hazards associated with a building product ingredient. HPDs were created by the Health Product Declaration Collaborative, whom established the Open Standard which consists of a defined format and rules for reporting.