The FDES certification process involves evaluating the entire life cycle of a product.
Construction and interior products are an essential part of our daily lives, and their environmental and health impacts should be taken into consideration. The French government has recognized this and has implemented the Environmental and Health Declaration Sheets (FDES, or Fiche de Déclaration Environnementale et Sanitaire) for construction and interior products. The INIES (national reference database in France for environmental and health data on construction products and equipment) provides these FDES certifications.
The FDES certification process involves evaluating the entire life cycle of a product, from the extraction of raw materials to the end of its life, including transport, production, and the use of the product itself. This life cycle assessment helps to understand the environmental and health impacts of a product and provides transparency to the consumers and builders. Furthermore, the FDES also contains information on the product health and its environmental impact.
The FDES certification is a new requirement in France for all building and construction materials when used in new construction. It is mandatory for all manufacturers of construction and interior products to have their products certified by INIES before they can be used in new construction in France. This requirement is a significant step towards promoting environmentally friendly and healthy building materials in France.
This certification is not only beneficial for the environment and the health of the public but also for companies that have achieved the certification. It demonstrates to the public and to potential customers that a company is committed to sustainability and is willing to undergo rigorous evaluations of its products. BOEN, a subsidiary of Bauwerk Group, is one such company that has recently received FDES certification for all of its 2-layer and 3-layer parquet products.
In conclusion, the FDES certification is an essential step towards promoting environmentally friendly and healthy building materials in France. It not only benefits the environment and public health but also companies that have achieved the certification. It is a clear sign of a company's commitment to sustainability and its willingness to undergo rigorous evaluations of its products.
Updated information on FDES certification is available at: www.tecsom.com/