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IBU Ver­i­fiers Ful­fil High Standards

The inde­pen­dent ver­i­fiers appoint­ed by the IBU Advi­so­ry Board are respon­si­ble for the EPD projects assigned them by the IBU. They review man­u­fac­tur­er EPDs for plau­si­bil­i­ty, con­for­mi­ty, and com­plete­ness, as well as for the trans­paren­cy of the cal­cu­la­tions and infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed. They then cre­ate a ver­i­fi­ca­tion report that is sub­mit­ted to the IBU.

The ver­i­fiers must ful­fil high stan­dards in terms of their qual­i­fi­ca­tions and skills. As experts in sci­ence and stan­dard­i­s­a­tion and as mem­bers of test­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion insti­tu­tions, they pos­sess wide-rang­ing knowl­edge about prod­ucts, meth­ods, and stan­dards. Before being appoint­ed by the Advi­so­ry Board, they are required to under­go a super­vised work phase and to com­mit them­selves to on-going train­ing with­in the con­text of the IBU pro­gramme. The ver­i­fiers ensure that deci­sions tak­en by the Advi­so­ry Board are car­ried out. Their inde­pen­dence guar­an­tees their neu­tral­i­ty towards the dec­la­ra­tion own­ers, allow­ing IBU EPDs to com­ply with the require­ment for inde­pen­dent third-par­ty verification.

From the ver­i­fiers appoint­ed by the Advi­so­ry Board:

  • Dr. Jane Ander­s­son (GB)
  • Christi­na Bocher (D)
  • Dr. Andreas Ciroth (D)
  • Ste­fan Diederichs (D)
  • Vito D’Incognito (I)
  • Juliane Franze (D)
  • Prof. Dr. Bir­git Grahl (D)
  • Sascha Iqbal (CH)
  • Matthias Klin­gler (CH)
  • Olivi­er Mueller (F)
  • Carl-Otto Neven (S)
  • Angela Schindler (D)
  • Dr. Eva Schmincke (D), chair of ver­i­fi­er committee
  • Matthias Schulz (D)
  • Dr. Wol­fram Trinius (D)
  • Dr. Frank Wern­er (CH)
  • Patri­cia Wolf (D)
  • Therese Daxn­er (D)