Using Environmental Product Declaration for Competitive Advantage
Sustainability and environmental impacts have been high on the business agenda for many years and much progress has been made in improving the performance of organisations and operations "within the factory gate".
Increasingly, however, attention is being turned to impacts across the full life cycle and supply chain of products. Much focus has also been given to impacts of greenhouse gas emissions through carbon footprinting but now other sustainability issues and the use of finite resources are becoming increasingly important.
More information on the environmental performance of products is therefore being increasingly requested by decision-makers such as buyers in industry and architects and specifiers in construction as they seek to compare products for their sustainability credentials.