PAVING and walling manufacturer Tobermore has published Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for the firm’s entire product range.
An EPD is a document that lays out the environmental performance of a construction product over time. Following a Life Cycle Assessment, Tobermore revealed it can accurately demonstrate the environmental impact of over 400 paving, walling and kerb products.
EPDs allow construction professionals to compare the impact of different products and make informed decisions about which to choose. Having an EPD can earn credits towards sustainability assessments such as BREEAM and LEED.
David Henderson, MD and owner of Tobermore, said, “We are so proud to publish Environmental Product Declarations for our wonderful range of paving, walling and kerb products. Sustainability is of strategic importance to our business, and we are delighted to be ahead of the pack on this occasion.
“At Tobermore, we recognise our duty to provide our commercial customers with environmental product data which has been third party verified.
“While this is a significant milestone for us in our sustainability journey, we have identified areas for improvement and have already rolled out carbon reducing initiatives. For us, sustainability is all about continuous improvement which we pledge to implement throughout the entire organisation.”
Tobermore has its own wind turbine and 1,250 solar panels which power its operations. The manufacturer achieved the BES 6001 accreditation for the responsible sourcing of construction products. The company added that it sends zero waste to landfill and uses 100% recycled packaging.
Tobermore EPDs can be downloaded from the firm’s website.