Our assessments

Byggvarubedömningen is a non-profit organization owned by large constructors and property owners in Sweden.

Our mission

Enable wise choices of material for a good living environment. Enable good documentation of built in materials for future management. Stimulate producers of materials to improve their products from an environmental perspective. Stimulate the producers of materials to take social responsibility in their supply chain. Be a good and effective tool for documentation and tracking of materials, products and their content.

What we do and why we exist

What we do and why we exist

Byggvarubedömningen was created on the initiative of several major actors in the construction and real estate market who wanted to cooperate in their work with risk minimization and substitution. The actors developed assessment criteria on the basis of which all products would be assessed and therefore created a database.

Today, Byggvarubedömningen has an office that supports the owners, who we call members, to hold together the criteria’s, assessments and the web service. The business consists of two tracks: Assessments and a logbook tool.

Assessments are being made from the owner's developed criteria, which are based on chemical content, life cycle and social responsibility at the supplier level. All assessments are then presented in a database of assessments according to the level Recommended (green), Accepted (yellow) and Avoid (red).

The logbook tool is the users' own collection of products and goods where the different disciplines can collaborate on product selection in a specific project.

By using the Byggvarubedömningen you are contributing to a more sustainable world!