The ECO Platform is an umbrella organisation of various national EPD Programme Holders in Europe that advocates cross-border recognition of European Core EPDs according to EN 15804 and their implementation.
On 16 October 2014, at the first official General Conference of the ECO Platform in Brussels, the launch of a new EPD label was announced. The EPD label symbolically represents common minimum standards regarding quality management and verification procedures developed by the ECO Platform.
It also stands for the particular quality of the verified life cycle assessment data – so that there will be a pool of European EPDs according to EN 15804. This agreement is the prerequisite for future cross-border recognition of EPDs within Europe. The members of the ECO Platform are currently developing an approach to solving the problem and are intending to announce their solution at the end of 2015.
In the course of announcing the introduction of the new EPD label, the first “ECO EPDs” were awarded to manufacturers and associations of the different programmes. Among them were several members of IBU.
In the future, every “ECO-EPD“ will be listed on the official website of the ECO Platform (www.eco-platform.org) if desired by the declaration owner.