Product Category Rules ( PCRs)

The PCR, a set of specific rules, requirements, and guidelines, allowing the development of EPDs in accordance with the ISO 14025 and EN15804.

Over 100+ valid PCRs.


Product Category Rules (PCRs)

The EPD International has over 125 PCRs for the globally largest number of products. More PCRs are under development, and the PCR Library is in constant update.

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  1. Absorbent hygiene products
  2. AC and DC gear motors for automation systems
  3. Air ducts, substantial materials (non-construction product)
  4. Arable and vegetable crops
  5. Arable crops (expired 2020-12-15)
  6. Asphalt mixtures (Europe, Australia)
  7. Bakery products
  8. Basic inorganic chemicals not elsewhere classified
  9. Basic iron or steel products & special steels, except construction products
  10. Basic organic chemicals (expired 2020-05-02)
  11. Basic products from forestry
  12. Beer made from malt
  13. Blood and blood derived products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses (expired 2020-12-14, being updated)
  14. Boards, blocks, panels, sheets of plastics, or in composite system, for structural application (non-construction)
  15. Bottled waters, not sweetened or flavoured (being updated)
  16. Bridges, elevated highways and tunnels
  17. Buildings
  18. Business jets
  19. Cleaning cloths
  20. Cleaning trolleys for professional use
  21. Closable flexible plastic packaging
  22. Corrosion protection of fabricated steel products (expires 2021-04-05, being updated)
  23. Corrugated paper and paperboard
  24. Cosmetics (soap, perfume and toilet preparations)
  25. c-PCR-001 Cement and building lime (EN 16908)
  26. c-PCR-002 Ceramic tiles (EN 17160)
  27. c-PCR-003 Concrete and concrete elements (EN 16757)
  28. c-PCR-004 Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings (EN 16810)
  29. c-PCR-005 Thermal Insulation products (EN 16783)
  30. c-PCR-006 Wood and wood-based products for use in construction (EN 16485)
  31. c-PCR-007 Windows and doors (EN 17213)
  32. c-PCR-008 Lifts (elevators)
  33. c-PCR-009 Flat glass products
  34. Crates for food
  35. Detergents and washing preparations
  36. Dispensing systems (expired 2020-11-24)
  37. Disposable surgical drapes, gowns and air suits, used for patients, clinical staff and equipment
  38. Edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere classified (expired 2020-02-09)
  39. Efficient heat transfer fluids for heating and cooling
  40. Electricity, steam and hot water generation and distribution
  41. Espresso coffee
  42. Fabricated steel products, except construction products, machinery and equipment
  43. Finished bovine leather
  44. Fish, otherwise prepared or preserved; caviar and caviar substitutes
  45. Fruits and nuts
  46. Furniture, except seats and mattresses
  47. Grain mill products
  48. Hen eggs in shell, fresh
  49. Highways, streets and roads (except elevated highways)
  50. Home and SOHO Gateway
  51. Jackets, coats and other similar outdoor garments
  52. Jams, fruit jellies, marmalades, fruit or nut puree and fruit or nut pastes (expired 2020-05-04)
  53. Leather footwear
  54. Lifts (elevators) (expired 2020-10-14)
  55. Liquid immersed power transformers (>25 MVA)
  56. Machines for filling and packaging of liquid food
  57. Machine-tools for drilling, boring or milling metal
  58. Man-made fibres for textile sector
  59. Meat of mammals
  60. Meat of poultry
  61. Micronized stone from quarry
  62. Mineral or chemical fertilizers
  63. Moka coffee
  64. Nonwoven wipes (expired 2020-11-01, being updated)
  65. Nonwovens for clothing, protective clothing and upholstery
  66. Other special-purpose machinery and parts thereof (expired 2019-01-24, being updated)
  67. Packaging
  68. Parts and accessories of computing machines (e.g. laser printer cartridges)
  69. Passenger commercial aeroplanes (expired 2020-06-02, being updated)
  70. Pasta, cooked, stuffed or otherwise prepared; couscous
  71. Plastic waste and scrap recovery (recycling) services
  72. Plastics in primary forms
  73. Port operation services
  74. Prefabricated buildings
  75. Preparations used in animal feeding for food-producing animals (expires 2021-06-01, being updated)
  76. Prepared and preserved vegetable and fruit products, including juice (version 1.01)
  77. Preserves and preparations of meat (expired 2020-05-26, being updated)
  78. Processed liquid milk and cream
  79. Processed paper and paperboard
  80. Professional cleaning services for passenger trains
  81. Professional cleaning services of buildings (expires 2021-05-01, being updated)
  82. Professional laundry and cleaning services of items
  83. Public and private passenger buses and coaches
  84. Railways
  85. Raw milk (expired 2020-12-08)
  86. Raw sugar, refined sugar, and molasses
  87. Road transport services of freight of food products and meals
  88. Rolling stock
  89. Sauces, mixed condiments and mustard
  90. Seats (seating, chairs)
  91. Service of providing washed and sterilized reusable surgical drapes and gowns used for patients and clinical staff
  92. Shower enclosures
  93. Site remediation and clean-up services, soil and groundwater
  94. Sub-PCR-A Mortars applied to a surface (construction product)
  95. Sub-PCR-B Synthetic carpet yarn (construction product)
  96. Sub-PCR-C Acoustical systems solutions (construction product)
  97. Sub-PCR-D Bricks, blocks, tiles, flagstone of clay and siliceous earths
  98. Sub-PCR-E Wood and wood-based products for use in construction (EN 16485)
  99. Sub-PCR-F Resilient, textile and laminate floor coverings (EN 16810)
  100. Sub-PCR-G Concrete and concrete elements (EN 16757)
  101. Sub-PCR-H Cement and building limes (EN 16908)
  102. Sub-PCR-I Thermal insulation products (EN 16783)
  103. Sub-PCR-J Instant boiling and chilled drinking water dispensers (permanently installed)
  104. Sub-PCR-K Rehabilitation Services of highways, streets and roads (complementary to PCR 2012:01)
  105. Sub-PCR-L Ceramic tiles (EN 17160)
  106. Sweaters, jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, fleeces and similar garments
  107. Tanning chemicals (expired 2019-12-14)
  108. Tea
  109. Textile manufacturing services, non-apparel fabrics made of natural fibres other than cotton
  110. Textile yarn and thread of natural fibres, man-made filaments or staple fibres
  111. Tires (UL Environment)
  112. Tissue products (expired 2020-10-01, being updated)
  113. Trousers, shorts and slacks and similar garments
  114. T-shirts, tops, singlets and other vests
  115. Uncooked pasta, not stuffed or otherwise prepared
  116. Waste washing processes for production of aggregates
  117. Vegetable juice, Plant milk, Plant milk based products, and Other prepared and preserved vegetables, pulses and potatoes (being replaced)
  118. Vegetables (expired 2020-12-11)
  119. Wine
  120. Virgin olive oils and its fractions
  121. Woven fabrics of silk and silk-like fibers
  122. Woven, knitted and crocheted fabrics of naturals fibres (except silk), for apparel sector
  123. Woven, knitted or crocheted fabrics (of synthetic fibres)
  124. Yachts and small crafts (expired 2019-11-18, being updated)
  125. Yoghurt, butter and cheese

It is a voluntary statement about the impact of a product or service on the environment, taking into account its life cycle. The environmental declaration is developed in accordance with the international standard ISO 14025

An environmental declaration is developed to inform about the environmental characteristics of a product (or service) in the framework of various economic interactions, including B2C (business for the consumer) and B2B (business for the business). Also, it can act as an effective marketing too for expanding the presence of company products in international markets, advantages in organizing the procurement of materials for buildings certified according to LEED, BREEAM, GreenStar, HQE and other building assessment schemes.