Roseburg Forest Products from the U.S. recently published its first verified Environmental Product Declarations, providing standardised and objective information about the lifecycle environmental impact of many of the company’s wood products.
Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) provide consumers with transparent, product-specific environmental information that has been independently validated. EPDs help purchasers better understand a product’s sustainable qualities and make more informed choices.
“Roseburg has begun using EPDs to better measure our environmental impact and to meet the demand from builders for ecologically responsible products,” Roseburg President and CEO Grady Mulbery said. “Wood products are durable, natural and renewable, and come from sustainably managed forests that capture carbon, making them among the most responsible building materials available today. These EPDs help us demonstrate that wood truly is a superior building product.”
Roseburg products are manufactured at locations across North America. The EPDs cover the cradle-to-gate impacts (raw material acquisition and manufacturing) for softwood plywood, particleboard, softwood lumber, I-Joist, laminated veneer lumber (LVL), hardwood plywood and thermally fused laminate (TFL) panels produced at all Roseburg manufacturing operations.
Roseburg’s Type III, product-specific EPDs are independently verified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), in accordance with ISO 14025 and 14044, and conform to ISO 21930:2007 and EN 15804. The EPDs can be accessed on Roseburg.com or UL Spot (spot.ul.com).