Softwood and hardwood Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) launched
An environmental product declaration (EPD) is a standardised and verified way of quantifying the environmental impacts of a product based on a consistent set of rules that have been developed through an extensive stakeholder consultation process.
On behalf of FWPA, EPDs for Australian wood products were authored by the Timber Development Association and thinkstep and independently verified by Catalyst. EPDs for Australian particleboard, medium density fibreboard and plywood are being finalised and will be available soon. The EPD program operator is The Australasian EPD Programme Ltd.