Product Category Rule (PCR) development is typically sponsored by a group of stakeholders, including industry associations, groups of manufacturers, or other interested parties. Individual manufacturers may contact SCS for PCR development services, but the process must include a stakeholder group involving multiple parties.
PCRs must be prepared in accordance with the requirements set forth in ISO 14025. PCRs of construction products must additionally comply with ISO 21930. Copies of these ISO standards can be downloaded from ANSI: http://www.webstore.ansi.org.
Our job is guide your PCR development process to assure that it fully complies with the requirements of international standards, and that it achieves the transparency, scientific grounding, and comprehensive coverage needed to guarantee credibility in the marketplace. We will assist with organization of the stakeholder group, manage the peer review process, provide expert input based on extensive experience with LCA, and oversee the PCR development.
Ask us for additional support in the following areas:
- Conduct LCA studies, based on conventional framework or advanced, comprehensive LCA metrics.
- Perform a third-party critical review of your LCA.
- Provide verification of your EPD, evaluated against PCRs developed by SCS or by other EPD program operators.
- Receive turn-key LCA EPD service where we handle the entire process from beginning to your EPD verification by a 3rd party.