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International Cooperation

Mutual recognition of EPDs between the International EPD® System and IBU.

International Cooperation

The International EPD® System seeks cooperation with other programme operators acting according to ISO 14025 in order to harmonize PCR development and use, as well as broadening the use of environmental declarations on the global market.

International collaboration mainly takes three different forms:

  1. Establishment of Regional programmes based on, and fully aligned with, the International EPD® System. In selected countries and regions, the EPD International Secretariat has partnered with local organisations to offer a helpdesk, marketing, EPD registration and promotion of the International EPD® System.
  2. Bilaterial mutual recognitions with established programme operators. To broaden the findability (and possibly also recognition) of EPDs in certain markets, a voluntary dual registration of EPDs has been made possible with some other programme operators that act in accordance ISO 14025.
  3. International collaboration platforms