The HPDC Third Party Verification Program enables manufacturers to work with independent verifiers to ensure that HPDs they have created are compliant with the HPD Open Standard.  The Program is underpinned by the credibility of the HPD Open Standard and the expertise of the third-party verifiers.  This expertise is determined through a rigorous application and approval process, backed up with periodic audits to ensure continued compliance with program guidelines, and overseen by HPDC staff and the HPDC Technical Committee.  Upon successful approval, firms become an “Approved Verifier” and are authorized to display the HPDC logo with this designation. 

Each verifier has a unique system and pricing model for conducting verifications, as well as additional services they may offer.  We encourage you to explore the Approved Verifiers in our Program, who have each provided a brief summary below, to learn more about their services and how they can meet your verification needs.  Please contact these firms directly to discuss your verification needs with them.  If you have questions about the Third-Party Verification program, or are interested in becoming an Approved Verifier, please contact us at TPVerification@hpd-collaborative.org

Learn About Verifiers From January 26, 2018 Webinar

Learn all about the newly-introduced HPDC Third Party Verification Program! Designed for manufacturers who are contemplating verification for their HPDs, this presentation is hosted by HPDC Executive Director Wendy Vittori. HPDC Program Manager John Geyer provides a brief overview of the program and introduces you to the approved verification firms that have successfully completed the application process and are now ready to work with manufacturers to verify your HPDs.

HPDC Approved Verifiers

Contact:
AshLee Eustace
AshLee@greencirclecertified.com
(610) 569-1047 ext 105
greencirclecertified.com

 

Contact:
Karen Righthand
Director of Sales and Marketing
krighthand@scsglobalservices.com
(510) 452-6817 direct
scsglobalservices.com

 

Contact:
Josée Lupien
joseelupien@vertima.ca
(855) 998-2800
cell: (514) 250-6829
vertima.ca/en

Contact:
William Paddock
william@wapsustainability.com
(937) 974-6151
wapsustainability.com

 

Firm Background
GreenCircle is an internationally recognized third-party certification entity whose thorough evaluation process provides independent verification that sustainability claims related to an organization’s products and operations are honest, valid, and verified. GreenCircle is ISO 17065 compliant, following industry requirements for bodies certifying products, processes, and services, and is recognized by both the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the International Living Future Institute as a valid third-party certification entity. In today’s discerning market, third-party certification is a valuable asset in establishing brand integrity and developing consumer confidence.

Experience Summary
GreenCircle was the first third-party organization to complete HPD verification. GreenCircle specializes in verifying transparency documentation for products with both complex and basic bills of materials and has demonstrated experience completing verification for products with difficult supply chains. GreenCircle prides themselves on taking the time to thoroughly review each product to ensure that HPDs, Declare labels, and manufacture inventories are complete, accurate, and meet the requirements of applicable standards.

Geographies 
Global with extensive experience in the U.S. and Asia

Firm Background
SCS Global Services (SCS) has been providing global leadership in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development for more than three decades. Its programs span a cross-section of industries, recognizing achievements in green building, apparel, food and agriculture, natural resource extraction, and much more. SCS is a California benefit corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and environmentally responsible business practices, and is a 2017 recipient of the Business Intelligence Group (BIG) Sustainability Leadership Award.

Experience Summary
SCS is a member of the Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) and has been appointed to serve on the Third Party Verification Technical Subgroup by the HPDC Technical Committee. SCS also participated as a third-party verifier for the HPD Verification pilot program.

Geographies
Global

Firm Background
Founded in 2008, Vertima is an independent third-party that audits and provides Validated Eco-Declaration certification to product manufacturers. Vertima is a team of Green Building and Materials Experts with many years of experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Environmental Product Declaration (EPD), Health Product Declaration® (HPD®), raw materials traceability and recycled content certification. Moreover, we offer Environmental Data Sheets an exclusive tool that supports manufacturers in their product specification process.

Experience Summary
Since its creation, Vertima has been involved in many expert committees on green building, such as CaGBC’s (national and Quebec Chapter), USGBC’s and for the last two years in HPD Collaborative’s Technical Sub-Groups. Vertima is a general member of the HPDC and has been part of the HPD Third-Party Verification pilot program. Vertima’s services include both preparation and verification of HPDs for building product manufacturers.

Geographies 
Global – Services can be offered in English, French and Spanish

Firm Background 
WAP Sustainability is a full service sustainability consulting firm providing technical expertise to manufacturers and brands in the building product and consumer products industries. WAP Sustainability helps make sustainability simple.

Experience Summary
WAP Sustainability’s HPD Verification service offers manufacturers a way to build accuracy and reliability into your chemical transparency process. WAP Sustainability brings to each verification the experience and expertise of gathering supply chain information, creating content inventories, and completing hundreds of HPDs for manufacturers each year.

Geographies
Global