Standardisation of carbon and water footprinting ensures a level playing field
14 September 2011
Recently we talked to Dr Sarah McLaren and Dr Barbara Nebel about New Zealand's involvement in the development of new ISO Standards for carbon and water footprinting. These Standards will influence the labelling and marketing of New Zealand's export products in countries concerned about carbon emissions, water use, and the life cycle assessment of products.
AS/NZS ISO 14040:1998 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework
ISO 14040:2006 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework
ISO 14044:2006 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Requirements and guidelines
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