Wavin has launched environmental product declarations (EPD) for its suite of products sold in the Irish and UK markets.
Based on third-party verified life cycle assessments (LCAs), EPDs transparently map production processes to resource impacts. Providing details on the environmental impact across the entire life cycle, EPDs enable building designers, planners, contractors and developers to choose more sustainable products and solutions.
Customers in the construction sector are increasingly asking for EPDs, and Wavin is one of the first companies in the sector to be able to provide these.
Commenting on the announcement, Michael O’Donohoe, Country Director, Wavin Ireland, said, “We’re delighted to be able to provide EPDs across our product portfolio to make things easier for specifiers when selecting more sustainable solutions for their projects. Our project teams are always ready to provide technical and practical advice, and having these EPDs in place further enhances this service providing reassurance to the customer around their specification”.
Sustainability at Wavin
Anneleen Veldhuizen, Sustainability Manager, Wavin EMEA, said that as a global business, Wavin aims to make a difference and become a worldwide leader in sustainability. By monitoring, measuring and communicating emissions and process impacts for its products based on LCAs and EPD disclosures, Wavin can initiate continuous product improvements and production measures that contribute to lower greenhouse gas emissions.
“Providing detailed environmental information for each Wavin product marks an important milestone in realising a sustainable value chain for the European construction industry,” commented Anneleen Veldhuizen. LCAs and EPDs offer our customers transparency and insight into the environmental impact of their construction projects. With these EPDs, we have supported various customers in selecting the best products for their projects that also have the lowest footprints.”
Veldhuizen continued, “Our sustainability journey is well underway. Having more insight into the true impacts of our products globally helps us evaluate and optimise our production chain. So, our production becomes more sustainable, and our suppliers and customers get cleaner, greener, high-performance products and solutions.”
Request EPDs for Wavin products
The EPDs that are currently available cover the majority of Wavin’s product portfolio in Ireland and the UK. EPDs for the remaining products are expected in the near future.
If you’re looking to use EPDs on your project, contact firstname.lastname@example.org