Material Ingredient Reporting

Material ingredient reporting enables project design teams to select building products with disclosed chemical ingredients and/or select products with verified reductions in the use and generation of harmful substances. Even more, reporting encourages manufacturers to innovate around their product design, provide transparency information, and reduce the use of harmful substances. ASSA ABLOY supports efforts to increase product transparency in the built environment. We actively seek independently verified product transparency documents, including Health Product Declarations and Declare labels.

Health Product Declarations

Health Product Declarations, also known as HPDs, are a standardized reporting tool for the health hazards associated with the materials in a product. HPDs include the substance threshold, the materials and substances contained in a product, the associated hazards of each material or substance, and the VOC content. HPDs can either be self-published or third-party verified. 

Declare labels

 Declare labels are often referred to as the nutrition label for building products and compare a product’s ingredients to a material Red List of products they have determined are a risk. Ingredients are reported by component: ingredients with no associated hazard appear in grey, EPA Contaminants of Concern and REACH chemicals appear in light orange, and Red List chemicals appear in dark orange. Declare labels also include whether a product is in compliance with the California Department of Public Health’s (CDHP) VOC requirements.

Verified Declare labels can help project teams contribute to the following:

  • LEED Building Product Disclosure and Optimization – Material Ingredients credit
  • WELL Material Transparency credit
  • Living Building Challenge Certification

Materials Ingredients reporting