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ISO 14067


In an era where environmental concerns are at the forefront of global discussions, businesses worldwide are seeking ways to reduce their carbon footprint and contribute to a sustainable future. ISO 14067 is one of the tools designed to help organisations manage and mitigate their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

ISO 14067 is a part of the ISO 14000 family of standards that focuses on environmental management. Specifically, ISO 14067 addresses the quantification and communication of the carbon footprint of products, also known as carbon footprinting. It provides organisations with a systematic approach to measure and report the emissions associated with their products throughout their life cycle.

The key requirements of ISO 14067 include

  • Define the Product Boundary: Organisations must clearly define the scope and boundaries of the product they intend to assess for its carbon footprint. This includes considering raw material extraction, production, transportation, use, and disposal phases.
  • Collect Data: Data collection is a critical step in the carbon footprinting process. Organisations must gather data on GHG emissions associated with the product’s entire life cycle, including energy consumption, materials used, and transportation.
  • Calculate GHG Emissions: Using the collected data, organisations calculate the GHG emissions associated with the product, expressed in CO2-equivalent units.
  • Identify Uncertainties: ISO 14067 requires organisations to identify and assess uncertainties associated with their calculations and measurements.
  • Report Transparently: The standard emphasises transparent reporting, ensuring that the methodology and data sources are clearly documented.
  • Verify Emissions: Organisations have the option to have their emissions data verified by independent third parties to enhance credibility.

ISO 14067 was first published on the 15th of December 2013 and applies globally.

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Does ISO 14067 affect my business?

ISO 14067 offers several benefits and impacts on businesses:

  • Environmental Responsibility: Businesses can demonstrate their commitment to environmental responsibility by assessing and disclosing the carbon footprint of their products. This can enhance their brand reputation.
  • Competitive Advantage: Carbon footprinting allows businesses to identify areas where emissions can be reduced, potentially leading to cost savings. This can give them a competitive edge in the market.
  • Regulatory Compliance: As environmental regulations become stricter, compliance becomes paramount. ISO 14067 helps businesses adhere to international standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Consumer Trust: Informed consumers are increasingly seeking sustainable products. ISO 14067 provides a framework for transparent communication about a product’s environmental impact, building trust with consumers.

ISO 14067 is a valuable tool for businesses aiming to embrace sustainability and reduce their environmental impact. By following its guidelines and quantifying the carbon footprint of their products, organisations can not only meet regulatory requirements but also gain a competitive advantage in a world increasingly focused on environmental responsibility.

Do I need ISO 14067 in my ISO Compliance Register?

You will need ISO 14067 in your ISO Compliance Register if your business falls under one or more of the following categories:

  • Manufacturing Companies: Manufacturers can assess the carbon footprint of their products and optimise production processes to reduce emissions.
  • Transportation and Logistics: Companies in the transportation and logistics sector can measure the emissions associated with their services and explore ways to minimise their carbon footprint.
  • Consumer Goods: Producers of consumer goods can use ISO 14067 to highlight the environmental benefits of their products, attracting eco-conscious consumers.
  • Construction: Construction companies can calculate the carbon footprint of their building projects, contributing to sustainable urban development.

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