This declaration is an environmental product declaration (EPD) in accordance with ISO 14025. EPDs rely on Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) to provide information on a number of environmental impacts of products over their life cycle. Exclusions:
EPDs do not indicate that any environmental or social performance benchmarks are met, and there may be impacts that they do not encompass. LCAs do not typically address the site-specific environmental impacts of raw material extraction, nor are they meant to assess human health toxicity. EPDs can complement but cannot replace tools and certifications that are designed to address these impacts and/or set performance thresholds – e.g. Type 1 certifications, health assessments and declarations, environmental impact assessments, etc. Accuracy of Results:
EPDs regularly rely on estimations of impacts, and the level of accuracy in estimation of effects differs for any particular product line and reported impact. Comparability:
EPDs are not comparative assertions and are either not comparable or have limited comparability when they cover different life cycle stages, are based on different product catagory rules or are missing relevant environmental impacts. EPDs from different programs may not be comparable.
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