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).
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.
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.
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:
- PCR IFC: 2021 Interior Floor Covering
- PCR RL: 2019 Room Lining
- PCR UC: 2019 Unreinforced Concrete
- PCR IWCC: 2019 Interior Wall and Ceiling Covering
- PCR FC: 2019 Fitted Cabinetry
- PCR SBSC: 2019 Structural Base Shelving and Cabinetry
- PCR BT: 2019 Fitted Benchtops
- PCR SS: 2018 Structural Steel Products
- PCR FC: 2021-2024 Interior Floor Coverings
- PCR THI:2023 Thermal Insulation
Adopted ISO 14025 and EN 15804 PCRs:
- PCR AIN: 2021 Acoustic Insulation
- PCR TIN: 2021 Thermal Insulation
- Sub-PCR TEX:2022 Textile
- PCR TPS:2023 Toilet in Compost, Septic and Sewer Systems
EN 15804 Core PCR:
Sustainability of construction works – Environmental product declarations – Core rules for the product category of construction products
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 07/02/2023 and closes on 07/03/2023, 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:
- Sub PCR SS: 2019v1 Structural Steel Products
- Sub PCR FC:2019v1 Floor Coverings
- Sub-PCR FC 2022 Interior Floor Coverings
- Sub-PCR IC V1 2021- 2024 Interior Room Covering Wall, Ceiling and Skirting
Global GreenTags EPD General Program Rules.
Global GreenTags EPD Scheme Document.
Global GreenTags Reviewer Qualifications for Verification Reports
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