Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Wavin Transitions to Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for Product Portfolio

Orbia’s Building and Infrastructure Business Wavin is transitioning to Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its products in the European market. Based on third-party verified Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), EPDs transparently map production processes to resource impacts. Offering details as to environmental impacts across the entire life cycle, EPDs enable building designers, planners, contractors and developers to choose more sustainable products and solutions.

“Providing detailed environmental information for each Wavin product marks an important milestone in realizing a sustainable value chain for the European construction industry,” said Anneleen Veldhuizen, Sustainability Manager at Wavin EMEA. “The 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.”

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.

Continued Veldhuizen, “Our sustainability journey is well underway. Having more insight into the true impacts of our products globally helps us evaluate and optimize our production chain. So our production becomes more sustainable and our suppliers and customers get cleaner, greener, high-performance products and solutions.”

The EPDs that are currently available cover the majority of Wavin’s product portfolio in Europe. The remaining products are expected to receive EPD status by the end of the year.

Want to learn more about Wavin's EPDs and how to use them to your advantage? Then contact your local Wavin office or contact person.