AGC obtains its first environmental product declaration for architectural glass products in Asia Pacific region

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Media Release by AGC

AGC (AGC Inc., Head Quarters: Tokyo, President: Yoshinori Hirai), has announced that it has obtained its first Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for float glass manufactured at its two Asian plants, PT Asahimas Flat Glass Tbk (Headquarters: Indonesia) and AGC Flat Glass (Thailand) Plc. (Headquarters: Thailand).

This is the first EPD attained by the AGC Group for the architectural glass manufactured in the Asia Pacific region.

The EPD obtained by AGC discloses the environmental impact of the production stage for architectural glass, and it benefits owners, architects, specifiers, and building professionals, by enabling to evaluate the environmental impacts associated with building materials.

The EPD is a type III environmental declaration which is compliant with the ISO 14025 standard and verified by the Sustainable Management Promotion Organization’s (SuMPO) Japan EPD Program. The environmental declaration also meets the requirements of the government’s building regulations, as well as contributing to earning points for obtaining green building scheme certifications, since green building rating systems*3 award credits for building projects that use EPD-certified materials. 

The AGC Group will utilize this EPD to contribute to green purchasing and procurement in the construction industry in Asia. The company will also widen its EPD coverage to high-performance glass products, such as coated glass, double-glazing units and decorative glass manufactured at Asian plants.

The AGC Group has set the “promotion of sustainability management” as one of the priority issues in its medium-term management plan AGC plus-2023, and has set a target of achieving net zero GHG emissions from its business activities by 2050. The AGC Group will continue to contribute to the realization of a sustainable global environment by reducing GHG emissions and supplying products and technologies that contribute to energy conservation and energy creation.