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ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION
Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) help a product manufacturer to measure and mitigate the environmental impacts of its products and report this information to the market in a transparent manner. This enables them to compare the performance of similar products and to contribute to an overall improvement of the products’ environmental performance.
To development an EPD, a study based on the product life cycle assessment is carried out. These studies are developed taking into account the definition of the international standard ISO 14025. For construction products, other international standards such as EN 15804, ISO 21930, EN 15942 are also considered, as well as the requirements specified in the PCR (Product Category Rules).
After the EPD is developed, it is verified by external independent entities and then registered by operators such as Environdec, DAP Habitat AENOR Global EPD, IBU, etc.
If you would like to develop an EPD for your products or have any questions on this subject please contact our team.
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a preventive instrument for environmental policy, sustained through the carrying out of studies and consulting, with the objective of collecting information, identification and forecasting of environmental effects of specific projects, as well as identifying and proposing measures to avoid, minimise or compensate such effects, aiming at a decision on the viability of executing such projects and their respective post-assessment.
Decree-Law 151-B/2013, in its current wording, establishes the Legal Regime of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which transposes to the internal legal order the Directive No. 2014/52/EU, on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment.
Within this scope, we carry out Environmental Impact Studies, Environmental Incidence Studies, Preliminary Studies and Consulting that may be necessary for the EIA application, monitoring the EIA process until the desired license or authorisation is obtained, or necessary subsequent monitoring activities.
EIA POST-EVALUATION AUDITS
The Post-Evaluation procedure is established in Decree-Law No. 151-B/2013, of 31 October, in its current wording, and applies to projects with favourable decisions under the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regime.
This procedure aims to verify compliance and assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the terms and conditions of project approval, established in the AIA procedure, including constraints, minimisation measures, compensation measures, monitoring programmes and others, such as landscape recovery and integration projects, environmental monitoring of the work, among others.
The evaluation of the adequacy and effectiveness allows, on the one hand, to conclude if the constraints and measures imposed allowed to avoid, minimise or compensate the negative impacts and to enhance the positive effects and, on the other hand, to know the real impacts of the project, through monitoring.
Our team includes Environmental Verifiers qualified by the APA to carry out EIA Post-Evaluation Audits. For further information on this subject, please contact our team.