• What is an EPD?

    An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a document that lays out the environmental performance or impact of a construction product or material over time.  

    EPDs allow construction industry professionals to compare the environmental impact of different products and materials and make informed decisions about which to choose for their project.  

    For example, architects and contractors can use an EPD to choose the most sustainable option for a particular project.  

  • Does Tobermore have EPDs?

    Yes, Tobermore is proud to be first to market in publishing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for our paving, walling and kerb products.  

    Following a rigorous Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Tobermore can accurately demonstrate the environmental impact of over 400 products. Tobermore EPDs can be viewed and downloaded here. 

  • Where can I find Tobermore EPDs?

    Tobermore EPDs can be viewed and downloaded here.  

  • How long are Tobermore EPDs valid for?

    Tobermore EPDs are valid until 2027 and are based on ISO standards (ISO 14025 and EN 15804+A2). 

  • What are the key benefits of EPD’s to Tobermore customers?

    By investing in EPDs, Tobermore pledges to report comparable, objective and third-party verified data that shows the impartial environmental performance of our products and services.  

    ✔️ Make sustainable product decisions using EPDs. 

    ✔️ Verified environmental performance data with no greenwashing. 

    ✔️ Partner with a supplier that is transparent about the environmental impact of their products. 

    ✔️ Earn credits towards BREEAM and LEED certifications. 

    ✔️ Work with a manufacturer that aligns with your carbon targets. 

    ✔️ Responsible procurement via a supply chain partner with a strategic focus on sustainability. 

  • How is an EPD created?

    An EPD is created in five stages:  

    1. Data is collected, including raw material, resource consumption and waste data for each product.  
    2. A lifecycle assessment is conducted. 
    3. Background information is collected for the report, giving details about the methodology used for the assessment, any assumptions made and the standards that have been adhered to.  
    4. Third-party verification is carried out by an independent verifier, to ensure impartiality, reliability and accuracy. 
    5. The EPD is published into the public domain. 


    Tobermore EPDs can be viewed and downloaded here. 

  • What sustainability credentials does Tobermore have?

    Tobermore holds the following sustainability credentials: 

    For more information on sustainability at Tobermore click here. 

  • Does Tobermore source their materials responsibly?

    Yes, Tobermore achieved the BES 6001 accreditation, this is a certification for the responsible sourcing of construction products. This BES 6001 certification gives us the ability to prove to specifiers and contractors that we have an effective system for ensuring our products are sustainable. 

  • Does Tobermore use renewable energy?

    Yes, Tobermore uses 100% of electricity produced from our 250kW wind turbine is used during our production process. We have over 1,250 solar panels installed producing 38,950.90 kWhr per annum. 

  • Does Tobermore manage their waste?

    Tobermore has reduced their waste to landfill to zero through a process of continual improvement in production efficiency. In addition, Tobermore recycles 100% of manufacturing residue. 

  • Does Tobermore use sustainable packaging?

    Yes, in a bid to support the circular economy, Tobermore has invested in more sustainable packaging. The 100% recyclable polyethylene film contains 30% recycled material. By using recycled material, Tobermore has decreased waste and reduced their packaging-related carbon footprint by 20%. These environmental benefits come with no downfall to the quality or efficiency of their packaging; the impressive strength and durability of the original film will be maintained.    

  • Do Tobermore have BREEAM ratings for each product?

    We use the BREEAM ratings in the Green Guide book published by BRE ( Building Research Establishment).  You can find this information on the individual product specification sheets. Please go to the specific product you are after using the product selector and download the relevant specification sheet.