The ECS Health Product Declaration (HPD) is a standardised format for disclosing the ingredients and potential health hazards of building products. It includes information about a product’s chemical composition, toxicity, and environmental impact. The goal of the ECS HPD is to increase transparency and enable consumers to make informed decisions about the products they use.
An ECS Industry Environmental Product Declaration (IEPD) is a standardised report that provides information about the environmental impact of a product over its entire life cycle. This includes data on the product’s carbon footprint, energy consumption, and waste generation. The goal of an ECS IEPD is to enable consumers to make informed decisions based on the environmental performance of products and to encourage manufacturers to improve their sustainability practices.
Introducing a Code of Practice for Environmental Management can help organizations establish a clear framework for reducing their environmental impact. The code can provide guidance on issues such as waste reduction, energy efficiency, and sustainable sourcing, and can help organizations meet their legal obligations while demonstrating their commitment to environmental stewardship. By adopting a Code of Practice, organizations can make a positive contribution to the environment and build a more sustainable future.
The Environmental Certification Scheme (ECS) provides a guide to the environmental performance of different flooring types.
As a precondition of obtaining environmental certification, flooring manufacturers must comply with the Code of Practice for Environmental Management which provides performance standards for raw materials, carpet manufacturing, in-service use, and final disposal.
The ECS program for different flooring types has multiple levels of certification with incrementally more demanding performance criteria.