Durat has received its first EPD certified. An Environmental Product Declaration, or EPD, is a document which transparently communicates the environmental performance or impact of any product or material over its lifetime. EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) signals a manufacturer's commitment to measuring and reducing the environmental impact of its products and services and report these impacts in a transparent way.
When developing an EPD, the environmental performance of the product shall be described from a life cycle perspective by carrying out a life cycle assessment (LCA) of the product. The product's environmental impacts have therefore been collected and calculated from raw material acquisition to final disposal.
"For product manufacturers like us, preparing environmental reports is a huge investment both financially and in terms of time use. However, it is important to us that our operations are as transparent as possible and EPD is a means of improving reliability", CEO Heikki Karppinen says.
"The amount of information contained in the reports is impressive, and we received separate training to calculate the values. The process was surprisingly long and demanding. Durat's EPD has been implemented in cooperation with One Click LCA," Karppinen continues.
According to the calculations made for the environmental report, Durat's carbon footprint is 3.35 kgCO2e.