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EPD Development Program

Global GreenTag operates an ISO compliant Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program.
The reporting of its LCA studies is issued as an ISO 14025 compliant EPD. These summary LCA reports where requested or relevant to local scheme requirements, can also be reported in accordance with ISO 21930 or EN 15804. In these formats they are LEEDv4®* compliant (140+ countries) and BREEAM®** compliant (40+ countries).

LCA Consultant and EPD Verifiers - Request for Expression of Interest

Global GreenTag International Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program is seeking suitably qualified individuals and companies to submit Expressions of Interest (EOI) for one or both project based opportunities detailed below:

LCA Consultant
Global GreenTag International Recommended Life Cycle Assessment consultant for the preparation of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). Global GreenTag EPD Program matches manufacturers seeking EPDs with suitably qualified LCA consultants. LCA consultants will provide quotes and express interest in ad hoc EPD projects in advance and work with manufacturers to provide LCA reports and EPDs to the requested standards. Consultants will also need to work with an assigned verifier. LCA consultants must meet the requirements below to be considered.

EPD Verifier
Approved Global GreenTag International EPD Program Verifier who can verify any EPD in the Global GreenTag Program. Global GreenTag EPD Program Verifiers will be offered to verify EPDs on an ad hoc basis. Verifiers must meet the requirements below to be considered.

For more information about the opportunity and instructions on how to apply, please click here.

Any queries, questions or complaints can be emailed to or call +61 (0)7 33 999 686 between 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (AEST).

Product Category Rules (PCR)

Every EPD is underpinned by relevant Product Category Rules (PCR). PCRs are a set of specific rules, requirements, and guidelines for developing environmental declarations for products that can fulfill equivalent functions. PCRs determine what information should be gathered, how that information should be evaluated, and how it should be presented in a form of environmental declaration.

Development Phases

The typical EPD development process under the GreenTag EPD Program includes four phases:

Phase 1: Development of a PCR
PCR for a specific product or product category is developed by Global GreenTag through the consultation process involving interested parties (industry bodies, community and NGO representatives, researchers etc.) and LCA experts. In order to promote harmonization, existing PCRs are used and adapted prior to the development of new PCRs.

Phase 2: Conducting an LCA
An LCA study is conducted according to the PCR provisions by a manufacturer or a third party (e.g. LCA consultant) to gather the necessary data, assess and evaluate environmental impacts of the product across its life span from cradle to grave (or for a limited number of life cycle stages, such as cradle to gate, if allowed by PCR). LCA for GreenTag's LCARate program are conducted by an independent third-party LCA consultancy and peer reviewed.

Phase 3: Development of the EPD
GreenTag drafts and the LCA consultant completes the draft EPD document according to the PCR requirements to present the results of that LCA, as well as other relevant environmental and technical information.

Phase 4: Verification of the EPD
The EPD is verified by Global GreenTag, to ensure that the contents conform to the requirements of the PCR, including the requirements for conducting the LCA.

Stakeholder Processes

The GreenTag EPD Program undertakes required Stakeholder consultation processes for PCRs developed in collaboration with the Evah Institute.

Please submit comments and questions, including requests for the GreenTag EPD Program Operation Rules, to

The stakeholder consultation response and adopted PCRs are accessible through the links below.
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Adopted ISO 14025 PCRs:

Adopted ISO 14025 and EN 15804 PCRs:

EN 15804 Core PCR:
Sustainability of construction works – Environmental product declarations – Core rules for the product category of construction products

Public Consultation EN 15804 Sub-PCRs:
GreenTag EPD Program is releasing for public consultation its next set of building product PCRs developed in collaboration with Evah Institute, and inviting all interested parties for comment. The public consultation period commences on 16/07/2024 and closes on 16/07/2024 , the draft PCRs are accessible through the links below. Please submit comments and questions, including requests for the GreenTag EPD Program Operation Rules, to .

Adopted EN 15804 Sub-PCRs:

General Program Instructions:

Reviewer Qualifications:
Global GreenTags Reviewer Qualifications for Verification Reports

General Terms of Use of EPD Data

Global GreenTag International EPD Program acknowledges that EPD's are intended to be used for business to business, and business to consumer communication. All EPD use must be comply with Global GreenTag's General Terms and Conditions, specifically section 15.0 on copyright. Additional rules are listed below:

Please note that the Terms and Conditions are governed by Australian Law. For any enquires about rules of use please email

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