The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard provides a framework for product manufacturers and their ingredient suppliers to report and disclose information about product and associated health information. The HPD Open Standard is a consensus, stakeholder standard governed by the HPD Collaborative, a not-for-profit member organization.
The HPD Open Standard consists of:
- The HPD Open Standard Format that presents a consistent structural framework for the visual presentation of data elements reported in a completed Health Product Declaration. Official blank HPD Formats are provided for each version of the HPD Open Standard.
- The HPD Open Standard Instructions that specify precisely how the data elements included in the HPD are to be reported by the manufacturer or supplier completing the report.
- Best Practices Guidance that is cited in the HPD Instructions and is available on the HPDC website.
A report published in compliance with the HPD Open Standard is referred to as a completed “Health Product Declaration,” or “HPD.” HPD reports include Product HPDs, for complete products as delivered to the job site, and Supplier HPDs, for ingredients as delivered to a manufacturer.
Published HPDs compliant with the HPD Open Standard can be found in the HPD Public Repository. Manufacturers wishing to publish HPDs should use an HPD-compliant automated tool such as the HPD Builder.