Holcim provides project-specific, on-demand Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to customers. This capability represents a significant step in Holcim’s sustainability journey and embodies our multi-disciplinary approach to embedding sustainability into our organisation and operations.
With the introduction of our cement blends, third-party verified data will underpin our capability to work with our customers from tender through to design and construction to optimise sustainability performance.
Holcim’s cement blend is backed by an EPD Process Certification. It’s not only a first for cement, but a first for any product in Aotearoa New Zealand. Our EPD Process Certification is a stamp of approval to produce compliant EPDs in-house, opening up significant capability and flexibility in producing and using life cycle impact data to inform our operations and our customers.
To gain our EPD Process Certification, Holcim invested in embedding Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) into our systems and processes. We have satisfied a rigorous, third-party evaluation in accordance with the relevant ISO standards and guidelines of the International EPD Program and EPD Australasia.
British Standards Institution. (2019). Sustainability of construction works. Environmental product declarations. Core rules for the product category of construction products, BS EN 15804:2012+A2:2019. British Standards Institution.
British Standards Institution. (2017). Sustainability of construction works – Environmental product declarations – Product Category Rules for concrete and concrete elements, BS EN 16757:2017. British Standards Institution.
EPD International. (2019). General Program Instructions (GPI) for the International EPD System V4.0. Retrieved from www.envirodec.com.
EPD International. (2021). Product Category Rules for Construction Products and Construction Services, PCR2019:14 v1.11. Stockholm: EPD International.
ISO. (2006). Environmental labels and declarations – Type III environmental declarations – Principles and procedures, ISO 14025:2006. Geneva: International Organization for Standardization.
ISO. (2006). Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework, ISO 14040:2006. Geneva: International Organization for Standardization.
ISO. (2018). Environmental management. Life cycle assessment. Requirements and guidelines, ISO 14044:2006+A1:2018. Geneva: International Organization for Standardization.
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