Project nominated for the Excellence in Life Cycle Assessment Steelie Award 2022
As companies commit to net-zero pathways for their own emissions, they are now focusing on reducing the carbon footprint of what they manufacture or build. Developing net-zero carbon assets requires driving down embodied carbon to an absolute minimum.
Considering the potential need to provide to the market clear, credible, and precise information in a transparent manner, JSW developed their environmental product declarations (EPDs), which aim to communicate product-related information to customers and other stakeholders.
EPDs provide comprehensive information of environmental properties by describing and quantifying the environmental performance of the products over their complete life cycles.
By embarking on the companywide EPD programme, and completing and publishing their LCA data, JSW Steel has been able to provide accurate and up-to-date information about the environmental impacts of all its products, thus demonstrating its commitment towards sustainability and product stewardship.
Developing these EPDs has helped them to identify the performance of their products and the contribution of each process, which is very helpful and useful in terms of hot spot analysis across the value chain and further continual improvement and innovation.
With the EPDs, their customers in the construction industry can get points for certification schemes like Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) and BREEAM, which can benefit their customers and stakeholders in demonstrating the sustainability of the products.