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Creating EPD

An EPD is created by an organisation to declare the environmental impact of their product. The International EPD® System is open to EPDs for any type of goods and services.

New to EPD?

An introductory brochure is available in different languages to explain the basics.

Learn how to create an EPD

The calculations underlying an EPD may be done in-house or with the help of external consultants. If you need assistance, a list of LCA practitioners offering such services is available on this page.

Useful documents – preparing an EPD

General Programme Instructions

General Programme Instructions


Sets the overall rules for the International EPD® System.

Product Category Rules

Product Category Rules (PCR)


Sets detailed rules for specific product categories in addition to the General Programme Instructions. PCRs for about 100 product categories are already available.

 EPD template

This template is intended as a voluntary best practice template. The template does not override the mandatory requirements as set by the PCR.


Useful documents – EPD registration and publication

Registration form

Registration form


Form to be submitted to the Secretariat for registration & publication, together with the verified EPD and other documentation.


Verification template

Mandatory templates for verification of construction product EPD:

This template is mandatory to use for EPD of construction products claiming compliance with the standard EN 15804.


Voluntary template for verification of other product categories (non-construction product):