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Camira publishes independently accredited Environmental Product Declarations

April 12, 2023byJennifer Ogden

We’ve become one of the first organizations in the contract fabrics industry to issue third party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for 21 of our fabrics, in accordance with the international EPD system.

Demonstrating Camira’s commitment to sustainability reporting and transparency, the EPDs are based on a life cycle assessment (LCA), which evaluates the environmental impact of products across their entire lifecycle; from raw material extraction, transportation, packaging, manufacturing, use and end-of-life.

In partnership with SCS Global Standard, a leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, we’ve published EPDs for both our natural fiber and wool-plant based fabrics, as well as several of our synthetic fabrics made from post-consumer recycled polyester.

Valid until 2028, the EPDs are defined by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) as a type III environmental declaration which is compliant with the ISO 14025 and contributes towards Building Standards such as LEEDv4 and BREEAM. The main impact categories covered under the EPDs are climate change, acidification, eutrophication, ozone depletion and fossil fuel depletion; there are 13 environmental indicators in total.

Commenting on the EPDs, Director of Marketing and Sustainability at Camira, Ian Burn said: “Obtaining EPDs for Camira products has been a major undertaking for the business over the last two years. Using primary data from Camira’s manufacturing processes and key supply chain partners, as well as secondary data from third party sources, we’re now able to share crucial information with our stakeholders and provide a comprehensive overview of the environmental impact of our fabrics.

“We’re very pleased to be able to demonstrate our continued commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility, and to create fabrics that our customers can trust.”

To view Camira’s complete sustainability timeline, click here or to find out more about our commitment to sustainability, read our sustainability report.