Product Environmental Declaration (EPD)

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an ISO Type III Environmental Declaration based on ISO 14025 standard. An EPD transparently reports the verified environmental performance of products or services from lifecycle perspective. The preparation of an EPD includes different stages, from acquiring raw materials to the end of life of the final product/service. EPDs are based on international standards and consider the entire value chain.

LCA Cycle

Benefits of EPD

  • Provides solid understanding of the environmental impacts of entire supply chain.
  • Helps to get noticed and differentiates the product/service in the market.
  • Provides like-to-like basis for comparability of the products.
  • Helps architects and engineers during building material selection.
  • Helps to earn additional points under green building and infrastructure rating systems (e.g., LEED, BREEAM, DGNB).

We work with the following organisations to publish EPDs:

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The International EPD System - IES

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EPD Türkiye

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Institut Bauen und Umwelt e.V. – IBU

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BRE

Development of Environmental Statistics

Framework for the Development of Environmental Statistics - FDES

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EPD Italy

Why Metsims?

Globally Focused

As Metsims, we carry out EPD studies globally, especially in the UK, Germany, Israel, Bahrain, USA, Kuwait, China.

Turkey Market Leader

More than 50% of the EPDs published through EPDTürkiye bear the signature of Metsims.

Turkey Sector Leader

The market share of Metsims among construction materials EPDs in Turkey is around 60%.

Quick Service Time

The average project completion time from inception to publication of an EPD project is approximately 12 weeks.

'Confirmatory' Perspective

Dr Hüdai Kara, founder and managing director of Metsims, is an approved independent verifier for the International EPD System, EPD Australasia and ZAG EPD System Slovenia.

Globally Focused

As Metsims, we carry out EPD studies globally, especially in the UK, Germany, Israel, Bahrain, USA, Kuwait, China.

Turkey Market Leader

More than 50% of the EPDs published through EPDTürkiye bear the signature of Metsims.

Turkey Sector Leader

The market share of Metsims among construction materials EPDs in Turkey is around 60%.

Quick Service Time

The average project completion time from inception to publication of an EPD project is approximately 12 weeks.

'Confirmatory' Perspective

Dr Hüdai Kara, founder and managing director of Metsims, is an approved independent verifier for the International EPD System, EPD Australasia and ZAG EPD System Slovenia.

What are the processes of an EPD project?

1. Data Collection

The first step of the EPD project aims to obtain the required data accurately. Metsims creates product-specific data collection templates to collect all the necessary information for LCA calculations.

2. LCA modelling and calculation

Once all the necessary data has been collected, Metsims develops an LCA model for the product(s) under study using dedicated data sources prepared in accordance with ISO 14040/44 and EN 15804 standards.

3. Reporting and preparation of EPD

The LCA analysis reveals the environmental impacts of the different value chains of the product. The results of the LCA study, together with detailed technical information, form the main structure of the LCA report that Metsims uses to communicate with the verifier. In addition to the LCA report, a company-specific EPD document is prepared in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the EPD programme operators.

4. Verification

At this stage, the LCA report and EPD are sent to a third party independent verifier. Metsims carries out the communication processes of its customers with the verifier. At the end of the verification process, the verifier generates a verification report confirming the compliance of the EPD with the publication.

5. Publication

Metsims prepares the necessary documents for publication and sends them to the publisher. Upon completion of the registration process, the verified EPD is published in the system.

Some EPD Works

EPD References

  • ADOCIM Cement, Türkiye
  • AGT Wood Industry, Türkiye
  • Akcansa Cimento Sanayi ve Ticaret AS, Türkiye
  • AKG Gazbeton, Türkiye
  • Al Taiser Aluminum Company, Saudi Arabia
  • Albond, Türkiye
  • Alçıbay, Türkiye
  • Berger Paints Emirates Ltd., United Arab Emirates
  • Boskay Metal, Türkiye
  • Burak Aluminium, Türkiye
  • CableMar, Türkiye
  • Caparol Paints, United Arab Emirates
  • Creavit, Türkiye
  • Çimsa., Türkiye
  • Dalsan, Türkiye
  • Dubai Plaster Dry Mix L.L.C, United Arab Emirates
  • Eczacıbaşı Construction Products, Türkiye
  • Emek Pipe, Türkiye
  • EMR Group, United Kingdom
  • Enviro Acoustics, Australia
  • Ergin Makine, Türkiye
  • European Metal Recycling, United Kingdom
  • Fırat Plastik, Türkiye
  • Gaziantep Ytong, Türkiye
  • GIPS A.Ş., Türkiye
  • Graniser, Türkiye
  • Grants of Shoreditch, United Kingdom
  • Hasçelik Kablo, Türkiye
  • Hekim Construction, Türkiye
  • Hydromx International, United States
  • Ideal Ceramics, Türkiye
  • Istanbul Plant, Teknopanel
  • JBH Soft Furnishings, United Kingdom
  • Kalekim, Türkiye
  • Kaleseramik, Türkiye
  • KAMPMANN, Germany
  • Kastamonu Integrated Wood Industry, Türkiye
  • Koleksiyon Furniture, Türkiye
  • Kordsa, Türkiye
  • Korteks, Türkiye
  • Kuwait Cement Company, Kuwait
  • KYK Construction Chemicals, Türkiye
  • MedCem Cement., Türkiye
  • Midal Cables, Türkiye
  • Midal Mozambique, Mozambique
  • Minotti Dry Mix Factory, United Arab Emirates
  • Mitaş Industry, Türkiye
  • Mitaş Kompozit, Türkiye
  • Mortar & Plaster Dry Mix L.L.C, United Arab Emirates
  • MyFix Construction Chemicals, Türkiye
  • NG Kütahya Ceramics Inc., Türkiye
  • Novum Structures, United Kingdom
  • NOVUS 48 Limited, United Kingdom
  • ODE Insulation, Türkiye
  • ORMA Wood, Türkiye
  • Ozdemir Boru Profil AS, Türkiye
  • Özkan Iron&Steel, Türkiye
  • Plaxit Dry Mix L.L.C, United Arab Emirates
  • Polisan Kimya, Türkiye
  • Polisan Paints, Türkiye
  • Project:ffe, United Kingdom
  • Pulver Chemicals, Türkiye
  • RAKFix L.L.C, United Arab Emirates
  • Readymix Industries (Israel) Ltd., Israel
  • Sakarya Plant, Teknopanel
  • SARAY Aluminium Inc., Türkiye
  • Saray Aluminium, Türkiye
  • Seranit Granit Ceramics Inc., Türkiye
  • SEREL Ceramics, Türkiye
  • Silkar, Türkiye
  • Sofap Ltd., Mauritius
  • Step Carpet, Türkiye
  • Subor Boru, Türkiye
  • Süperlit, Türkiye
  • ŞİŞECAM, Türkiye
  • Tuna Aluminium, Türkiye
  • Türk Ytong Sanayi A.Ş., Türkiye
  • Uğur Metal Sanayi (UMS), Türkiye
  • Valfsel Armatür Sanayi A.S., Türkiye
  • Viridian Solar, United Kingdom
  • Vitra Sanitaryware, Türkiye
  • Vitra Tiles, Türkiye
  • Batıçim, Türkiye
  • Çayırova Boru, Türkiye
  • Teknopanel, Türkiye
  • Temsa, Türkiye
  • Yurtbay Seramik, Türkiye
  • Yücel Boru, Türkiye

Meet our LCA Consultants

Hüdai Kara

Founder, CEO

Orhan Atacan

Sustainability Manager

Ali Rüzgar

Sustainability Senior Advisor

Yıldıray Yılmaz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Gülbahar Korkusuz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Doray Örgün

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Can Sönmez

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Furkan Can Akalın

Sustainability Consultant

Sagi Alony BSc MSc

Sustainability Consultant

Rajesh Prabhu

Sustainability Consultant

Hüdai Kara

Founder, CEO

Orhan Atacan

Sustainability Manager

Ali Rüzgar

Sustainability Senior Advisor

Yıldıray Yılmaz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Gülbahar Korkusuz

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Doray Örgün

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Can Sönmez

Senior Sustainability Advisor

Furkan Can Akalın

Sustainability Consultant

Sagi Alony BSc MSc

Sustainability Consultant

Rajesh Prabhu

Sustainability Consultant

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