Mutual/ Multilateral Recognition Agreements

EPD International AB is proud about the several Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) we have in place with our respected peer EPD programme operators.

EPD International has Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA) with peer EPD programme operators in place.

Whereas the MoU can be considered an initial step (commitment) to explore the opportunities for a future collaboration between partners, under a Mutual Recogition Agreement the partners agree to recognize one another's conformity assessment results (i.e. the EPD and/or PCRs). EPD International has mutual recognitions governing both EPD, and EPD and PCR conformities. Conformity on PCRs allows a partnering EPD programme operator to adopt its peer's PCR(s) into its own EPD programme.

Please note that MRAs are adopted to increase harmonization, comparability and acceptance of EPDs on a global scale. Despite these efforts we want to make you aware of the fact that EPDs that stem from different EPD programmes (with/ without an MRA in place) may still not be fully comparable.

MRA and MoU with Peer EPD Programmes for Harmonization

AENOR Global EPD

MRA, PCR & EPD, Spain

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Institut Bauen & Umwelt e.V.

MRA, EPD, Germany

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Norwegian EPD Foundation / EPD Norge

MRA, PCR & EPD, Norway

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SCS Global Services

MRA, EPD, USA

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PEP Ecopassport

MoU, France

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KITECH

MoU, South-Korea

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An established EPD PO interested in MRA on EPDs a/o PCRs? Please contact the EPD Secretariat.

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AENOR Global EPD

Mutual recognition of product category rules (PCRs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) of all product categories.

As a voluntary option, EPDs registered in the EPD programme of AENOR (GlobalEPD) may bear the logotype of the International EPD® System and vice versa if an additional fee is paid. Dually-registered EPDs are published both at www.environdec.com at the corresponding AENOR web page.

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Institut Bauen und Umwelt

Mutual recognition of English or German-language environmental product declarations for construction products compliant with EN 15804.

As a voluntary option, EPDs registered in the IBU programme may bear the logotype of the International EPD® System and vice versa if an additional fee is paid. Dually-registered EPDs are published both at www.environdec.com at the corresponding IBU web page.

The similarities and differences between the two systems have been assessed in detail to ensure that the information produced is compatible as far as possible.

Please note that:

  • Incorporation of the dually-registered EPD into national databases, such as the Ökobau.dat in Germany may have additional requirements on the EPD.
  • The dual registration does not entitle the declaration owner to use the logo/s of IBU beyond the EPD without the consent of the Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. (IBU).

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Norwegian EPD Foundation

Mutual recognition of product category rules (PCRs) and environmental product declarations (EPDs) of all product categories.

As a voluntary option, EPDs registered in the EPD Norge programme may bear the logotype of the International EPD® System and vice versa if an additional fee is paid. Dually-registered EPDs are published both at www.environdec.com at the corresponding website of EPD Norge.

The similarities and differences between the two systems have been assessed in detail to ensure that the information produced is compatible as far as possible.

Please note that the additional requirements of the Norwegian EPD Foundation must be met:

  • Declaration of additional scenario information and LCA results for module A4: Transport from production site to central warehouse in Oslo.
  • Dangerous substances; Self-declaration by the manufacturer of content of dangerous substances according to REACH or the Norwegian priority list, if more than 0.1% wt-%. No additional external verification is required for the content of the table.
  • Declaration of the country-specific electricity mix during manufacturing process (module A3).
  • If relevant, indoor air emissions from the product shall be declared.

The additional requirements can be presented in the EPD or as a verified annex to the EPD.

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SCS Global Services

Mutual recognition agreement for building and construction products based on ISO 14025 and EN 15804.

As a voluntary option, EPDs registered in the SCS Global Services programme may bear the logotype of the International EPD® System and vice versa if an additional fee is paid. Dually-registered EPDs are published both at www.environdec.com at the corresponding website of SCS Global Services.

The similarities and differences between the two systems have been assessed in detail to ensure that the information produced is compatible as far as possible.

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SCS Global Services