Environmental Product Declarations
What is an EPD?
“An EPD® (Environmental Product Declaration) is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products.” – The International EPD® System
Vinidex has published a number of EPDs to cover our range of pipe products. These EPDs have been produced and independently verified in accordance with ISO 14025 and EN 15804 and are registered with the Australasian EPD Programme.
The EPDs aim to cover the significant environmental impacts of all stages of the life cycle of Vinidex pipes, including raw materials supply, energy use, transport and emissions by examining 7 key environmental indicators. Understanding these impacts gives Vinidex the opportunity to drive improvements in our systems and processes.
Importantly, the EPDs also assist our customers in sustainable procurement for building and infrastructure projects. Use of Vinidex pipes covered by the EPDs allows constructors to claim credit points under the Green Building Council of Australia’s (GBCA) Green Star ratings tools and the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia’s (ISCA) Infrastructure Sustainability rating scheme.