UPM Plywood has published Environmental Product Declarations for their WISA products, in compliance with the standardised EPD model. These third-party-verified and internationally comparable Environmental Product Declarations help building contractors and designers better understand the environmental impact of construction products and materials.
An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a voluntary and reliable way to present a product's environmental impact throughout its whole lifecycle, from raw material sourcing to disposal. UPM Plywood's EDPs have been created according to the EN 15804:2012+A1:2013 and ISO 14025 standards for four product groups: coated and uncoated spruce plywood, and coated and uncoated birch plywood.
"The EPDs provide open and unbiased information on the environmental impact of our products. With the help of these EPDs, the designer of a low-carbon building, for example, can choose plywood with the most appropriate environmental impact", says Sanna Kontinen, Environmental Manager at UPM Plywood.