WDMA Seeks to Validate EPDsMay 1st, 2014 by DWM Magazine
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has submitted a formal application for accreditation as a certification body that verify/validate Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) for accreditation by the American National StandardsInstitute (ANSI) for its Hallmark Certification Program. Certification bodies seeking to be accredited by ANSI to conduct validation/verification of EPD are required to comply with applicable requirements and processes found in ISO 14020, ISO 14025, and ISO/IEC 17065, Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies certifying products, processes and services, as well as ANSI Policy – PL – 102, Manual of Operations for Accreditation of Product Certification Programs.
Following completion of a successful assessment of their competence in accordance with these requirements, certification bodies will be granted ANSI accreditation of their process in accordance ISO/IEC 17065. Comments are due to ANSI by May 27, 2014 to ReinaldoBalbino Figueiredo, senior program director, product certifier accreditation, 1899 L Street, NW, 11th Floor, Washington, DC20036, or e-mail: email@example.com.