We created the North American PCR Catalog for 2 reasons:
- The increasing need for a centralized, curated source of PCRs created for North America.
- To inventory and benchmark the state of PCR development in North America. As of April 2018, this process revealed 69 North American PCRs from nine different program operators/programs. Each program has different rules, and PCRs created by the same program operator may not even be comparable, thus further highlighting the need for, and clear benefits of, one common set of LCA rules and reporting requirements.
Between 2016-2017, 17 PCRs expired that did not get renewed. Six of the remaining PCRs have already expired or will be expiring in 2018. Frequently, manufacturers who would like to begin the LCA/EPD process don’t know who, where or how to get started.
These are the North American Program Operators whose PCRs are included in the catalog:
- Carbon Leadership Forum
- SCS Global Services
- Sustainable Minds
- UL Environment
There is a lot of opportunity to start standardizing now. If there is an expiring PCR in your industry or you’d like to create a new one: Contact us >