BS EN ISO 14046:2016 Environmental management. Water footprint. Principles, requirements and guidelines

BS EN ISO 14046:2016

Environmental management. Water footprint. Principles, requirements and guidelines

Status : Current   Published : July 2014



What is this standard about?

Water is an essential natural resource and its effective management is a key consideration in light of growing demand and water scarcity. BS EN ISO 14046 is the international standard to help your organization conduct and report a water footprint assessment and identify potential environmental impacts related to water.

Who is this standard for?

  • Any organization, government or business looking to assess their water footprint
  • Environmental/sustainability industry
  • The water management industry

Why should you use this standard? 

Use of BS EN ISO 14046 can help any business asses their water footprint in a credible, transparent way. These water footprint results can be calculated for products, processes or organizations.

This international standard is based on life cycle assessment (according to ISO 14044) addressing the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle.

It can help an organization boost its reputation by assessing its water footprint and reducing environmental damage, decrease its own water usage and cut costs plus contribute to improved water management both locally and globally. 

What’s changed since the last update?

  • The standard has been systematically reviewed by experts, who have taken into consideration recent environmental, technological and industry developments
  • A corrigendum renumbers BS EN ISO 14046:2014 as BS EN ISO 14046:2016

Standard NumberBS EN ISO 14046:2016
TitleEnvironmental management. Water footprint. Principles, requirements and guidelines
Publication Date31 July 2014
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 14044:2006
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO 11074:2005, ISO 14025:2006, ISO 14040:2006, ISO/TR 14047, ISO/TR 14049, ISO 14051, ISO 14064-1:2006, ISO 14064-2:2006, ISO 14064-3:2006, ISO/TS 14067:2013, ISO/TS 14071, ISO/TS 14072
International RelationshipsEN ISO 14046:2016,ISO 14046:2014
Amended ByCorrigendum, March 2016.
Draft Superseded By13/30250081 DC
DescriptorsEnvironmental management, Environmental engineering, Life cycle, Life (durability), Duration, Systemology, Identification methods, Functional analysis, Data acquisition, Management techniques, Reports
Title in FrenchManagement environnemental. Empreinte eau. Principes, exigences et lignes directrices
ISBN978 0 580 91358 7
File Size2.091 MB

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