FAQ - Sustainability

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An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is an independently verified and registered report that communicates transparent and comparable information about the lifecycle environmental impact of products in a credible way. An EPD is compliant with the ISO 14025 standard.          

Bekaert wants to help customers improve the sustainability of their construction/building assets and has therefore worked with ITB to obtain an EPD certification for its Dramix® portfolio, manufactured in Petrovice (Czech Republic), our largest manufacturing plant.

Other plants will follow the same process in the near future, with our goal to have our full portfolio covered by end of 2022.

In addition, we are working with  One Click LCA to enable customers to efficiently compare Dramix® based solutions for the sustainability advantages they bring on construction/building assets and processes. It gives a base for comparison with alternative (mainly traditional) reinforcement solutions and it reinforces our commitment to incorporate lifecycle assessment into our sustainability ambition.

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Yes, this EPD certificate follows the EN15804, followed by most other national certification agencies.

In those countries where regulations differ from EPD standards, we will involve the relevant parties to assess the differences and decide whether additional certification is required.

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The EPD process has been launched for our Dramix® plants in Karawang, Indonesia and Lonand, India and we expect it to be finalized before the end of 2021. Likewise our EPD for MeshTrack® is underway with an expected release date by the end of November 2021.

The process for our production facility in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, US will start as soon as we have one full year of data available, which will be starting 2022. Other plants will follow.

If you would like to be informed of our EPD releases and receive these documents as soon as they are available please let your Bekaert sales manager know.

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Given the similarities in the manufacturing process, this EPD certification is a good proxy for all types of Dramix® produced in Petrovice.

However to be precise, we are developing a multiplier and formula together with the ITB that allows you to calculate an adjusted GWP (global warming potential, the parameter measuring CO2 emission equivalents) score for each of our fiber types. This multiplier will uploaded on this website as soon as it is available.

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