Manufacturers can choose to work with any of the program operators in the Consortium to review LCAs and verify Type III environmental declarations.
Each individual program operator will review an LCA and/or verify a Type III environmental declaration through their current process, drawing on a cadre of highly qualified internal/external LCA reviewers and verifiers.
The Consortium member will add their own verification mark, plus the Program Operator Consortium name, to the EPD or SM Transparency Report™ (TR) to ensure the manufacturer is recognized as a proponent of simplification and standardization, and is delivering more useful and valuable environmental reporting tools to the marketplace.
The verified report will be posted to the EPD/SM TR Catalog making it easy to find and use. There is no additional cost for a Consortium co-branded EPD or SM Transparency Report™ or its inclusion in the EPD/TR catalog.