Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
Italcementi follows the LCA (Life Cycle Assessment) approach to assess and communicate the environmental sustainability of its products. LCA is a tool used to assess the potential environmental impact of a product: beginning from the extraction of raw materials, through manufacturing, to disposal of the product when it becomes waste. The EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) is a document that describes the life-cycle environmental impact of a product in accordance with UNI EN ISO 14040 guidelines and specific PCR rules (Product Category Rules).
Italcementi provides LCAs and/or EPDs for its products in order to communicate their environmental impact transparently, and so that they can be evaluated on the basis of the CAM (minimum environmental criteria) for public tendering and protocols for building sustainability assessment, specifically LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and the GBC Italia Protocols UNI/PdR 13.1:2015, known as the ITACA and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) protocols.