Within the framework of the AENOR GlobalEPD Programme, the study of the “Analysis of the Life Cycle of the Almond Kernel” was presented. It was carried out jointly with the Asociación Española de OPFH de Frutos secos y Algarrobas (Spanish Association of Fruit and Vegetable Producer Organisations of Nuts and Locust beans) [AEOFRUSE] and the Fundación Centro Tecnológico de Miranda de Ebro (Miranda de Ebro Technological Centre Foundation) [CTME], in which the final results were presented in the form of an Environmental Product Declaration, in accordance with the European Standard UNE-EN ISO 14025, with the Verification of AENOR.
These results support an environmental differentiation to Spanish almonds, supporting their marketing, involving a greater awareness of environmental factors on farms and laying the foundations for decision-making in ecodesign.
EPDs offer reliable, relevant, transparent, comparable and verified information on the environmental performance of a product or service during its life cycle, by means of standardised parameters. These Declarations are based on the International Standard UNE-EN-ISO 14025:2010 and on a Life cycle assessment (LCA).
AENOR is also the administrator of the Programa GlobalEPD of EPD verification that seeks to promote environmental reporting by organisations, thus building trust and confidence thanks to the verification of the company. Within the framework of this programme, a Sectoral panel for dried fruits and nuts was created that published the Product Category Rules (PCR) used in the EPD of the Spanish almond.
In the photograph: On the left, Aitor Aragón Basabe, head of AENOR's GlobalEPD Programme of EPD verification and Antonio Pont Soriano, President of AEOFRUSE.