Environmental Product Declaration
Environmental Product Declaration: EPDs often use cradle-to-gate studies, and are a standardized way of presenting a quantification of the environmental impacts of an economic good (product or service). ISO standard-compliant Environmental Product Declarations include product and company information, together with data related to energy efficiency, materials and emissions.
An environmental statement (ES) provides comprehensive information to the public and other interested parties regarding an organisation’s environmental performance.
The environmental statement includes:
- (a) structure and activities;
- (b) environmental policy and environmental managementsystem;
- (c) environmental aspects and impacts;
- (d)environmental programme, objectives and targets;
- (e) environmental performance and compliance with applicable legal obligations relating to the environment.
Updated environmental statement
An ‘updated environmental statement’ means the comprehensive information to the public and other interested parties containing updates of the last validated environmental statement, only with regard to an organisation’s environmental performance and compliance with applicable legal obligations relating to the environment.
An environmental verifier is a body or person who carries out a verification of conformity to Regulation (EC) No 765/2008, of an organisation's environmental management system.
‘Environmental verifier’ can mean either:
(a) a conformity assessment body as defined in Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 or any association or group of such bodies, which has obtained accreditation in accordance with this Regulation; or
(b) any natural or legal person, or any association or group of such persons, which has obtained a licence to carry out verification and validation in accordance with this Regulation.
‘Verification’ means the conformity assessment process carried out by an environmental verifier to demonstrate whether an organisation’s environmental review, environmental policy, environmental management system and internal environmental audit and its implementation fulfils the requirements of the regulations.
Validation means the confirmation by the environmental verifier who carried out the verification, that the information and data in an organisation’s environmental statement and updated environmental statement are reliable, credible and correct and meet the requirements of Regulation(EC) No 765/2008.
Environmental performance indicator
‘Environmental performance indicator’ means a specific expression that allows measurement of an organisation’s environmental performance.