The Health Product Declaration Collaborative (HPDC) is a not-for-profit, member organization, dedicated to the support and evolution of the Health Product Declaration ® (HPD) Open Standard. Membership is open to organizations that are actively engaged in the creation, use and/or support of the HPD Open Standard. Each member organization is entitled a specified number of individual participants, based on the type of membership. The HPDC is a non-profit corporation, recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(6) trade association.
HPDC members fall across three categories, as follows:
- User – An organization that uses, or intends to use, HPDs directly in the course of their business activities. Examples: Architecture, Design, Engineering and Construction firms.
- Manufacturer – An organization that develops and/or manufactures product(s) for which HPDs would be an applicable disclosure tool. In instances where an entity or individual both creates and uses an HPD, they should select the Manufacturer category. Examples include firms that develop and/or manufacture products used as building materials or firms that develop and/or manufacture materials or substances that are integrated into building materials.
- Ecosystem – 1) An organization that provides products and/or services that utilize or produce HPD-related information. Examples are makers of interpretive tools, consulting services, verification services. 2) An organization that works in an advocacy, policy and/or regulatory capacity in areas relevant to the HPD.