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Quality, Environment & Safety

Peikko’s target is to deliver high-quality products and to operate in an environmentally sound way. Our products and services are designed to make the customers’ construction process faster, easier, and more reliable. 

World-class production

Peikko believes in manufacturing its products by itself. Thanks to in-house manufacturing, we are able to ensure quality as well as flexible, fast deliveries. For Peikko it is important to store the right products close to the customers. Optimized production and logistics ensure cost efficiency.

Peikko has production units in China, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Slovakia, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates. In addition to these, Peikko also has production activities in the USA.

 

Certified management systems

Peikko has certified Quality, Environmental and Safety Management Systems according to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, and OHSAS 18001:2007.

The production of the main production units is certified according to ISO 3834-2 and EN 1090. Peikko China production unit is certified by American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).

Note! All product-related documents, such as Technical Approvals and Declarations of Performance (DOP), can be found under each specific product.

 

Policies on quality, the environment, and health and safety

Peikko’s operations are based on localized and reliable customer service, excellence in R&D and manufacturing. This includes good co-operation with customers, other stakeholders, and within society. Our overall aim is to consistently deliver high quality and to work in an environmentally aware manner. Peikko Group's Quality and Environmental Policy

Peikko is committed to constantly improving the health and safety of our employees, customers, and contractors. We aim to excel in occupational health and safety and to achieve accident-free operations. This is accomplished by focusing on our way of working – by putting safety first. Peikko Group's Health and Safety Policy

General information on CE marking

CE marking means that a product is produced and controlled in accordance with a harmonized European standard (hEN) or a European Technical Approval/Assessment (ETA). ETAs can be used as basis for CE marking in cases where no harmonized EN standard is available. However, ETAs are voluntary and not required by EU directives or legislation.

Manufacturers may use CE marking to declare that their construction products meet harmonized European standards or have been granted ETA Approvals. These documents define the properties the products must have in order to be granted the right to use CE marking, and they also describe how the manufacture of these products is supervised and tested.

 

CE marking of Peikko's products

Peikko produces composite structures and concrete connections. These products are affected by different CE marking regulations according to the Construction Products Regulation (EU) No. 305/2011 and the EU Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. Currently there is no comprehensive and clear interpretation of these directives. Therefore, the way the regulations are implemented may vary by country.

Only CE-marked products are to be used in construction in Europe if the products in question can be granted CE marking. However, many construction products are not covered by harmonized European standards (hEN) or European Technical Approval/Assessment (ETA). Therefore, no CE marking can be required for these products.

Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is a document providing information about the environmental impact of a product during its entire life cycle. It is also known by the formal name Type III Environmental Declaration.

The environmental performance of products is based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). LCAs give an overview of the environmental impacts of products. Sustainability is easy to evaluate when you have all competent product information in the same format.

Peikko Group Environmental Product Declarations are:

Peikko EPD Connecting Parts
Peikko EPD DELTABEAM®
Peikko EPD Steel Structures

 

Standardized way of assessment

EPDs are created according to European standard EN 15804 “Sustainability of construction works. Environmental product declarations” and international standard ISO 14025 “Environmental labels and declarations.”

Peikko’s environmental declarations are primarily intended for use in business-to-business communication.

Life cycle assessment in these EPDs complies with standards EN 15804 “Sustainability of construction works. Environmental product declarations,” EN ISO 14040 “Environmental management. Life cycle assessment. Principles and framework,” and EN ISO 14044 “Environmental management. Life cycle assessment. Requirements and guidelines.” 

 

Characteristics of EPDs

Environmental Product Declarations are

  • voluntary
  • based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • modular information by structure
  • comparable
  • verifiable
  • flexible
  • transparent

 

Verification

The Peikko EPDs are third party verified as required from ISO 14025 Type III EPDs.

 

Publishing of EPDs

Peikko EPDs are published in Peikko website www.peikko.com and in Bionova Ltd’s cloud service One Click LCA www.oneclicklca.com,  where they can be used as components to evaluate their impact at whole building level, e.g. to demonstrate conformity with LEED v4's Building Life-cycle Impact Reduction credits or to complete Mat 01 LCA for BREEAM certification.

The Environmental Product Declarations are published under the RTS system and can be found here: http://epd.rts.fi/en