This standard is designed to support organisations in all sectors and provides a practical way to improve energy use through the development of an energy management system, and help safeguard our future by making a positive difference here and now.
LCA leads us to the environmental product declaration (EPD), a type of document that provides information on the environmental impacts of a product or service based on the life cycle assessment. It is developed by NGOs and is based on international standards such as ISO 14025 and EN 15804. EPDs help individuals and organisations in several ways
Under the recently adopted Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), more companies will be required to report on sustainability in the future, and the reporting criteria will be more detailed. The new rules will be introduced in three phases.
Companies are expected to ensure that their products comply with environmental standards and to demonstrate environmental responsibility in their day-to-day operations, which they need to prove with a certificate. ISO 14001 covers compliance with legal requirements, efficient resource use and pollution prevention.
LCA is an internationally recognised, science-based methodology that assesses potential environmental impacts of a product or service throughout its entire life cycle, from raw material sourcing, production, distribution and use, to end-of-life disposal, recycling or reuse.
The ESG sustainable development plan is implemented in accordance with the Taxonomy Regulation (EU) 2020/852 of the European Parliament and of the Council. This Regulation sets out the criteria for determining whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable for the purpose of determining the environmental sustainability of an investment.
The energy audit should be based on up-to-date, measured and traceable operational data on the energy consumption of the building, process or transport, and a month-by-month load chart for the past period of at least three years, if required.
An O-LCA is an assessment of environmental impacts at the level of the organisation in accordance with ISO 14040, ISO 14044, ISO 14072 and EN 15804 standards. It is a methodology for identifying, quantifying and assessing environmental impacts inside and outside the organisation in terms of processes. It takes into account suppliers and other partners in the value chain associated with the provision of organisation's product portfolio.