Designers, specifiers, and owners frustrated by a lack of an industry accepted standard definition for what constitutes disclosure of a product’s ingredients will appreciate the clear definitions provided in the HPD Open Standard. It accommodates differences in the ability and readiness of manufacturers to disclose highly variable contents in many diverse products. It facilitates apples-to-apples comparisons and clear discussions about product formulations: between and among manufacturers; their customers and their suppliers; product certifiers; and building standards organizations.
Manufacturers that are ready and able to provide a complete accounting of their product contents and hazards will find the HPD an excellent vehicle for full disclosure. Other manufacturers facing challenges with intellectual property and supply chain communication gaps can also use the HPD to better characterize the level of disclosure they can accomplish. The HPD facilitates clear communication amongst all players in the building industry regardless of their position on this spectrum of disclosure.
The HPD Open Standard will enable all information requests for product contents and health information to be sent and answered in a common format.
Completing a Health Product Declaration
The HPD Open Standard can be broken into a set of simple steps for the manufacturer. Select people in the company most familiar with the themes outlined. Then follow these steps:
IDENTIFY Fill out manufacturer information and product description.
INVENTORY Collect the documentation and list product contents.
ASSESS Review contents against authoritative chemical Hazard Lists.
COMPLIANCE Provide the details of product testing and compliance.
ACCESSORIES Note installation/maintenance/cleaning/operations materials.
SUMMARIZE Confirm the summary page, fill in explanatory notes & release date.
PUBLISH! Share with your customers.
License for use
The Health Product Declaration Standard is licensed under a Creative Commons: Attribution-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License (CC BY-ND 3.0). The HPD Open Standard may be used free of charge - no copyright applies for this purpose. Sharing the HPD Open Standard, whether in-part or in its entirety, must be accompanied by attribution to the Health Product Declaration Collaborative and the URL: hpdcollaborative.org.
Any and all alterations, modifications or adaptations of the format are forbidden unless permission has been received in writing from HPD Collaborative. Requests should be sent to legal(at)hpdcollaborative(dot)org.
The following list identifies services that help manufacturers to produce HPDs*
*The Health Product Declaration Collaborative is providing this listing for your information and does not endorse or warrant the services provided.