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“I want to know if I can have HPDs for our products prepared by another party."

“I want to know if I can have HPDs for our products prepared by another party."

The HPDC Preparer Program

HPDC’s Preparer Program enables manufacturers to work with third-party independent preparers 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 approved preparers. 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 Preparer” and are authorized to display the HPDC logo with this designation.

An Approved Preparer also assures that non-disclosed proprietary information the preparer has obtained is accurately represented. Approved Preparers do not conduct laboratory tests or other independent assessments of product contents or performance, nor provide information on which product is “preferable.”

Information from Suppliers and Non-Disclosure Issues

HPDC Preparers can assist with getting content information from suppliers, through independent Non-Disclosure Agreements, when suppliers are reluctant to directly share the necessary information with manufacturers.

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

HPDC Approved Preparers

An HPDC Approved Preparer is a consulting organization which has demonstrated the knowledge and experience necessary to provide assistance to manufacturers in the preparation of accurate and complete Health Product Declarations (HPDs).