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ISO 14025 Type III environmental declarations


ISO 14025 is the international standard for creating Type III environmental declarations. Organizations who conduct Type III environmental programs are called program operators (PO). The introduction to the standard states POs “may refer to declarations by any name, such as eco-profile, environmental product declaration (EPD), environmental profile and Eco-Leaf.”


Sustainable Minds' brand of Type III environmental declaration is the SM Transparency Report™. Delivered in the cloud, in three easy to understand pages, it provides all the functional, environmental and material ingredient information to make a purchase decision.


Scope of the LCA is defined by the life cycle stages included. Cradle to gate is the minimum required for compliance with green building rating systems.


C2GateCradle to gate – from extraction of raw materials to the factory gate

C2 Gate w/optionsCradle to gate with options – additional life cycle stages specified either in the PCR w/options or voluntartily reported

C2GraveCradle to grave – from extraction of raw materials through use and end of life


The Type III environmental declaration is done in accordance with the reporting requirements for that region: N. America, Europe, Asia or Global


CO2e, or carbon dioxide equivalent, is a standard unit for measuring carbon footprints. The idea is to express the impact of each different greenhouse gas in terms of the amount of CO2 that would create the same amount of warming.

Industry Average

Industry Avg (IA); Type III environmental declarations in the catalog are product-specific unless indicated to be industry average.


Learn more about ISO 14025 Type III environmental declarations.

Scope, Region, CO2E, Ind Avg
Armaflex® Class 0, Armaflex® Class 1, Armaflex® DS, Armaflex Endura®, Armaflex® AMP, Armaflex® Class 0 Plus & Armaflex® FR
C2Grave, N. America
CO2e | EC3

EC3 is a cloud-based tool with constant data updates. EC3 results in the Transparency Catalog are updated weekly and subject to change.

The Embodied Carbon in Construction Calculator (EC3) tool from the Carbon Leadership Forum (CLF) and industry partners is designed to enable the building industry to transparently measure, compare, and reduce embodied carbon emissions from construction materials.

How the EC3 methodology uses EPD data: Using the global warming potential (embodied carbon) results from the manufacturing life cycle stage, five attributes of the data are evaluated to determine its variability. Is it: MFR specific, plant specific, product specific, current process data, supply-chain specific or public datasets? Applying a ‘burden of the doubt’ calculation (opposite of ‘benefit of the doubt’ when the best outcome is given without proof), a +/- uncertainty value (penalty) is added based on yes/no. When the data is not in the EPD, an uncertainty value is applied.

NOTE: Results are not precise, they are directionally correct and should be used with in that in mind. Results may not always identify low embodied carbon products due to non-specific data in the EPD.


AECOs: To compare materials by performance attributes 
and location, log into the EC3 tool at .

MFRs: To improve your EC3 results, or if there’s no result displayed for your EPD, or you need to create an EPD(s),
contact Sustainable Minds about our Data & EPD services.

60th percentile
A portion of the catalog proceeds goes to the National Park Foundation

Note: Expired disclosures can be used in a submittal package if the product was purchased during the validity period.
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