Category: Product Sustainability

EU Eco-Label

EU Eco-Label The EU Eco-Label is an ISO 14024 Type I environmental label that indicates that a product or service has less impact on environment, contains less harmful chemicals for human health, and is more sustainable than other equivalent products/services. Established in 1992, the EU Eco-Label system operates on a voluntary basis and provide assurance that […]
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Independent LCA/EPD Verification

Independent LCA/EPD Verification Founder of Metsims Sustainability Consultin, Dr. Hüdai Kara is Turkey’s first and only local EPD/LCA verifier approved by the International EPD System. Providing independent verification services for products manufactured world-wide, Dr Kara is one of the world-renowned names in the EPD/LCA community. He is also the Chairman of the Technical Committee of […]
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Product Carbon Footprint

Product Carbon Footprint The product carbon footprint is the measurement and calculation of the total greenhouse gas emissions from a product, starting from the supply of raw materials to the end of the lifecycle, in CO2 equivalents. In these studies, although the scope and limits are determined based on the product and the process, cradle-to-gate […]
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Climate Declarations (CD)

Climate Declarations (CD) Also known as Single Issue EPD, Climate Declarations are  one-page climate impact statements focusing on product carbon footprint, i.e. Global Warming Potential (GWP) value in CO2 equivalents. Climate Declarations are based on an underlying LCA and EPD and  adapted to ISO 14067 for carbon footprint calculations. You must have an EPD for the […]
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EPD – Environmental Product Declaration

EPD – Environmental Product Declaration Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) are technical documents that demonstrate the environmental impacts of a product or a service following the ISO 14025 Type III Environmental Declarations and the guidelines laid down by EPD Operator and Product Category . The preparation of an EPD is based on the ISO 14010‑44 Life Cycle Assessment […]
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Life Cycle Assessment – LCA

Life Cycle Assessment – LCA Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is a scientific tool for evaluating, in accordance with ISO 14040, the environmental impacts of products or services throughout the complete life cycle (from cradle to grave); from the extraction of raw materials, through manufacturing, transportation, use, recycling, and disposal of the product, including the energy and […]
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