This International Standard describes the principles, requirements and guidelines for eco-efficiency assessment for product systems, including: a) the goal and scope definition of the eco-efficiency assessment; b) the environmental assessment; c) the product-system-value assessment; d) the quantification of eco-efficiency; e) interpretation (including quality assurance); f) reporting; g) critical review of the eco-efficiency assessment. Requirements, recommendations and guidelines for specific choices of categories of environmental impact and values are not included. The intended application of the eco-efficiency assessment is considered during the goal and scope definition phase, but the actual use of the results is outside the scope of this International Standard.
Number of pages: 56
Date of approval: 2012-06-21
International relationships: EN ISO 14045:2012 IDTISO 14045:2012 IDT