ISO 14046:2014 Preview

Environmental management -- Water footprint -- Principles, requirements and guidelines

You can find more information about this standard and its applications in the ISO 14046 briefing note

ISO 14046:2014 specifies principles, requirements and guidelines related to water footprint assessment of products, processes and organizations based on life cycle assessment (LCA).

ISO 14046:2014 provides principles, requirements and guidelines for conducting and reporting a water footprint assessment as a stand-alone assessment, or as part of a more comprehensive environmental assessment.

Only air and soil emissions that impact water quality are included in the assessment, and not all air and soil emissions are included.

The result of a water footprint assessment is a single value or a profile of impact indicator results.

Whereas reporting is within the scope of ISO 14046:2014, communication of water footprint results, for example in the form of labels or declarations, is outside the scope of ISO 14046:2014.


General information

  • Current status : Published
    Publication date : 2014-08
  • Edition : 1
    Number of pages : 33
  • :
    ISO/TC 207/SC 5
    Life cycle assessment
  • 13.020.60
    Product life-cycles
    13.020.10
    Environmental management

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