20 May 2019

A listing o​​f environmental standards

Environmental Standards

ISO14001 is the best known environmental standard but there are a whole range of standards in the ISO14000 series.  There are also other standards outside of the 1400 series which have environmental criteria.  This is a list of some of the more important environmental standards.

ISO 14000 se​​​ries

  • ISO 14001 - Environmental management systems—Requirements with guidance
  • ISO 14004 - Environmental management systems—General guidelines
  • ISO 14005 - Guidelines for the phased implementation of an EMS
  • ISO 14006 - Environmental management systems - Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign
  • ISO 14007 - Environmental management — Guidelines for determining environmental costs and benefits
  • ISO 14015 - Environmental assessment of sites and organizations
  • ISO 14020 - Environmental labels and declarations - General principles (actually a sub-series of standards)
  • ISO 14021 - Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)
  • ISO 14024 - Environmental labels and declarations - Type I environmental labelling - Principles and procedures
  • ISO 14025 - Environmental labels and declarations - Type III environmental declarations - Principles and procedures
  • ISO 14026 - Environmental labels and declarations - Principles, requirements and guidelines for communication of footprint information
  • ISO 14027 - Environmental labels and declarations - Development of product category rules
  • ISO 14031 - Environmental performance evaluation guidelines
  • ISO 14033 - Guidelines for quantitative environmental information
  • ISO 14040 - Life Cycle Assessment (another sub-series)
  • ISO 14045 - Requirements for eco-efficiency assessment
  • ISO 14046 - Water Footprint- Principles, Requirements, and Guidelines
  • ISO 14051 - Guidelines and framework of material flow cost accounting
  • ISO 14055 - Environmental management – Guidelines for establishing good practices for combatting land degradation and desertification
  • ISO 14062 - Integrating environmental aspects into product design and development
  • ISO 14063 - environmental communication guidelines

GHG S​​ta​​ndards

  • ISO 14064 - measuring, quantifying, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions
  • ISO 14065 - requirements for GHG verification and validation
  • ISO 14066 - competency requirements for greenhouse gas validators and verifiers
  • ISO 14067 - carbon footprint of products
  • ISO 14069 - guidance for carbon footprints of products, services and supply chain
  • ISO 16745 - Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works – Carbon metric of an existing building during use stage, Parts 1 (calculation & reporting) and 2 (verification)
  • ISO 14080, Greenhouse gas management and related activities – Framework and principles for methodologies on climate actions
  • The GHG Protocol standards for corporate accounting, projects, product life cycle accounting, corporate value chain (Scope 3) accounting and cities, which are not quite standards, but a useful guidance
  • Voluntary Carbon Standard (VCS)
  • Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)

Packaging Standards

  • ISO 18601 - Packaging and the environment -- General requirements for the use of ISO standards in the field of packaging and the environment
  • ISO 18602 - Packaging and the environment -- Optimization of the packaging system
  • ISO 18603 - Packaging and the environment -- Reuse
  • ISO 18604 - Packaging and the environment -- Material recycling
  • ISO 18605 - Packaging and the environment -- Energy recovery
  • ISO 18606 - Packaging and the environment -- Organic recycling
  • ISO 21067-2 - Packaging -- Vocabulary -- Part 2: Packaging and the environment terms

Sustainability Standards

  • ISO 20121 - Event sustainability management systems - Requirements with guidance for use
  • ISO 21401, Tourism and related services – Sustainability management system for accommodation establishments – Requirements
  • ISO 37101 - Sustainable development in communities – Management system for sustainable development – Requirements with guidance for use

Energy​ management

  • ISO 50001 ​- Energy management systems

Product base​d environmental certifications

  • Good Environmental Choice Australia (GECA)
  • Ecospecifier / Green Tag

Sustainable Supply Standards

  • ISO 20400 - Sustainable procurement 
  • PAS 7000 - Supply chain risk management – Supplier prequalification