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CSA Standard - Design for the Environment

Buyers are increasingly looking for sustainability credentials in the products and services they purchase. By demanding clarity in order to make more informed decisions, they’re encouraging companies to review their processes and become more transparent about the environmental legacy of their products. CSA Group is committed to a better, safer, more sustainable world, and offers you a range of sustainability solutions to help you demonstrate your commitment to environmentally sustainable products & services to your consumers and stakeholders. At CSA Group, we’re leveraging our considerable experience in environmental and sustainability solutions to become an official Program Operator for developing Product Category Rules (PCRs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs). EPDs showcase the environmental sustainability of your products to everyone in your supply chain. They are public statements of your product’s environmental impact, created through the application of appropriate PCRs. PCRs mandate the requirements for Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), which evaluate the environmental impacts of a product at all points along the supply chain. Based on international guidelines, PCRs are developed through an open and transparent collaboration between industry professionals, life-cycle experts and public stakeholders. They enable you to create Type III EPDs that disclose your product’s impact, including carbon footprint and energy usage. EPDs give recognition to environmentally-responsible manufacturers and suppliers, and provide valuable information so customers can make informed decisions. And that’s something that benefits both you and your customers.

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