The verification process for HPDs focuses on:
- compliance with the requirements of the HPD Open Standard,
- confirming that the product’s formulation reporting matches provided documentation and is aligned with the Standard requirements, and
- ensuring that any non-disclosed proprietary information is accurately represented.
A Third-Party Verification is conducted as a desk audit of the HPD and its supporting documentation; it does not require an onsite audit that would review a Bill of Materials, batch record, or an examination of the physical attributes of the product or included ingredients in regard to the final manufacturing facility. Verification of an HPD is not a certification of the product or a declaration that that the product is safer or deemed safer.