Aperam is a stainless-steel company with sustainability at its heart. As part of its environmental stewardship efforts, it uses Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) to communicate about the environmental impact its products have across their lifecycle – including total carbon footprint and energy use throughout the supply chain. Based on an independently verified lifecycle assessment that follows ISO 14025, these EPDs allow its customers to make informed decisions about the stainless steel they purchase. Furthermore, they help its customers calculate the environmental impact of their own application’s lifecycle. This last point can be of particular interest to the building and construction sector when working under a ‘green building’ regulation.
Regardless of sector, its EPDs help all end users become more sustainable. With the information contained in these documents, customers can ensure that their stainless steel suppliers are both efficient and sustainable. It also allows them to specify the material’s country of origin on their own products and solutions.