Sustainable Minds’ innovation in the PCR/EPD creation and delivery process:
Standardizes product transparency reporting
Makes disclosures understandable, meaningful and findable
Helps manufacturers build a credibly greener brand
Enables specifiers and purchasers to make informed greener product decisions
Create standardized PCRs, more efficiently and effectively, for product groups.
The SM Transparency Report 2-part PCR framework was designed to meet the scaling demand for environmental performance reporting. Creating Part Bs makes it easy for a single manufacturer, group of manufacturers or trade associations to make it easy to get started on product transparency reporting when:
You are in an industry
where no PCRs have been created yet
with many product categories, requiring multiple PCRs but only 1 created with boundary conditions not tight enough to effectively compare products; PCRs for specific product groups are needed
Your products are
in categories not addressed in current PCRs
made from materials and components that have EPDs, but no PCR to cover the products you make
Just you and/or several companies want to get started, time to market and response to customers is urgent, but
there's no European PCR so would need to start from scratch
don't have the budget to run a traditional PCR process
Turn ‘disclosures’ into brand value – integrate product transparency into product marketing.
An SM Transparency Report™, our brand of EPD, can be created using any new or existing PCR. In a concise 3-page format delivered in the cloud, they present both functional and environmental performance information, make LCA results understandable and enable a manufacturer to describe how they are making products greener.
Specifiers and purchasers cannot easily understand and use traditional disclosures to make informed greener product decisions. Today many manufacturers are producing EPDs and material ingredient disclosures to 'check the box.' However, the presence of these reports is not an indication of a greener product. Soon, just checking the box won’t satisfy the real transparency demand, which is to provide consistent, understandable and meaningful information to help inform greener and healthier purchase decisions.
Leverage your LCA investments into understandable and meaningful marketing tools to help build a credibly greener brand.
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Enhanced consistency because all PCRs are based on the same Framework
Reduced front end of time and cost.