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NEWS | IG Masonry Support becomes first masonry support manufacturer in UK to achieve EPDs

16 September 2022

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IG Masonry Support has become the first masonry support supplier in the UK to issue Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) on its products according to the GreenBook Live EPD system. This is a significant achievement, demonstrating IG Masonry Support’s commitment to fact-based sustainability reporting and reduced carbon emissions across its business and product range.  

An EPD is a document that quantifiably demonstrates the environmental impacts of a product. They are a Type III environmental label. EPD’s are generated based on data obtained through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). An LCA is performed using a peer reviewed Product Category Rules document (PCR) in line with EN 15804 (the European Standard for the generation of EPD for construction products), ISO 14025, and other related international standards.

The EPDs are registered as part of the EN 15804 EPD Verification Scheme and are recognised by BREEAM (the world’s leading science-based suite of validation and certification systems for sustainable built environment) and the EU’s Green Public Procurement Scheme.

IG Masonry Support is committed to becoming a Net-Zero Carbon business in line with the Science Based Targets Initiative. It is also in the process of submitting its targets for verification and public declaration to reach the global Net-Zero goal.

Jemma Ison, Keystone Group Sustainability Manager said: “By declaring the environmental impact of our products through EPDs, we provide transparency of our systems to deliver responsible solutions to our customers as we support the decarbonisation of our sector. This also demonstrates our commitment to sustainability, as well as the social responsibility we have as a business. We aim to supply trustworthy, high quality products at a low expense to our environment.”

The company is already ISO 14001 certified for Environmental Management, a Carbon Neutral business and is continuously improving sustainable working practices. The next step is to utilise the results from the EPDs to minimise the environmental impact of the company’s full product range. The company is already on track to reduce Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 76% by 2025, and is ambitiously taking strides in tackling Scope 3 emissions.

All IG Masonry Support’s EPDs have been launched in collaboration with the Building Research Establishment (BRE), who are internationally recognised for their expertise in Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) in the construction industry.


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