Consumer demands on Type III environmental declarations

Christiansen K, Wesnæs M, Weidema B P (2006)

Publication info

Report commissioned by ANEC – the consumer voice in standardisation.

Executive summary and recommendations

We have analysed the main consumer demands on environmental declarations as well as consumer concerns on EPDs, structured under four headings:

  • Comprehensibility and comparability of the environmental information
  • Reliability of data
  • Completeness of the environmental information
  • Adequate stakeholder involvement

The analysis results in a number of recommendations for consumer demands on standardisation for each of these items.

Ten example EPDs have been produced to demonstrate how the recommendations can work in practice.

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