Establishing your EPDs can be complex and costly. Most providers of EPDs encourage purchasing expensive LCA software, hiring an LCA expert, and then finally hiring a certifier to verify the results. Obtaining an EPD through this process can cost well over $100,000. With SCS, you can save up to 80% of that cost on your EPDs.
The reliability, transparency, and quality of Environmental Product Declarations are determined by three things: the scope of assessment required by the applicable PCR; the rigor of the LCA performed, and the quality of the EPD report. SCS is recognized as an Eligible EPD Program Operator under the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
Choose a Product Category Rule (PCR)
PCRs exist for many product groups. We will work with you to find the PCR that is most relevant to your product. If a relevant PCR does not exist, we offer PCR development services.
We work with you to identify the right scope for the LCA to ensure that the EPD will represent your range of products through an efficient and cost effective scope.
Perform Life Cycle Assessment
We conduct the LCA on your product based on information provided in the Data Request Form. If you have already completed an LCA for your product, we verify the LCA and it is updated as needed to ensure that it meets ISO 14044 and the PCR requirements.
The SCS life cycle team will prepare an EPD compliant with the PCR, incorporating the results of the LCA and any other information required in a market-ready format. Your feedback on the EPD is included in the EPD preparation.
Consistent with the requirements of ISO 14025, the EPD will be reviewed and verified by an external, fully independent team.
Once the EPD is completed and verified, SCS will publish the EPD and add it to the SCS Green Products Database.
SCS “Turnkey” LCA/EPD Solution
“Working with SCS Global Services on the development of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) helps us meet our sustainability goals. SCS' expertise in Life Cycle Assessments and EPDs makes the process and results seamless, timely, and accurate. We look forward to continuing our partnership by leveraging the turnkey EPD service.”
NORMAN K. NANCE | VP Marketing, A/D, Environmental Initiatives
Development of a verified EPD is a multi-step process requiring: in-depth knowledge of LCA standards and software, understanding what data to collect, arranging for an independent LCA critical review, EPD preparation, and lastly, ensuring an independent EPD verification process prior to publication. SCS accurately and thoroughly handles each step, keeping you informed every step of the way.