In the construction industry, the Code for Construction Product Information (CCPI) stands as a beacon of integrity and excellence. Its primary objective is to elevate the standards of construction product information, guiding the sector towards a future where information is transparent, precise, readily available, current, and free from ambiguity.


The foundation of CCPI rests on five fundamental ‘acid tests’ that define the criteria for product information:

  1. Clarity: Information provided should be easy to understand and interpret.
  2. Accuracy: Details must be correct and verifiable.
  3. Up-to-date: Product information should be current and reflective of the latest developments.
  4. Accessibility: Information needs to be easily accessible to all stakeholders.
  5. Unambiguous: There should be no room for confusion or uncertainty in the information presented.


Of particular importance within the CCPI framework are sustainability claims. Such claims must not fall prey to being vague, misleading, or lacking a factual basis. It is imperative that any assertions regarding sustainability are well-founded, transparent, and backed by evidence.


By adhering to the principles outlined by CCPI, the construction industry can ensure that product information is not only reliable but also contributes to a more informed and responsible built environment.

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