DS/EN ISO 14040:2008

Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework


Status:
Current
Type:
Standard
Language:
DA;EN
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Legislation:

Legislation

Harmonized under:
  • Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Decision No 768/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council )

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Scope

This International Standard describes the principles and framework for life cycle assessment (LCA) including
a) the goal and scope definition of the LCA,
b) the life cycle inventory analysis (LCI) phase,
c) the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase,
d) the life cycle interpretation phase,
e) reporting and critical review of the LCA,
f) limitations of the LCA,
g) relationship between the LCA phases, and
h) conditions for use of value choices and optional elements.
This International Standard covers life cycle assessment (LCA) studies and life cycle inventory (LCI) studies. It does not describe the LCA technique in detail, nor does it specify methodologies for the individual phases of the LCA.
The intended application of LCA or LCI results is considered during the goal and scope definition, but the application itself is outside the scope of this International Standard.
This International Standard is not intended for contractual or regulatory purposes or registration and
certification.


Number of pages: 56

Published: 2008-11-11

Date of approval: 2008-09-12

International relationships: EN ISO 14040:2006 IDT ISO 14040:2006 IDT

ICS: 13.020.60 - Product life cycles 13.020.10 - Environmental management

Item number: M219007


Committees

Committee

  • CEN/SS S26
  • ISO/TC 207/SC 5

Danish committee

DS/S-283