EN ISO 14040:2006

Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Principles and framework (ISO 14040:2006)

Publication date:   Dec 27, 2006

General information

60.60 Standard published   Jul 1, 2006

CEN

CEN/SS S26 Environmental management

European Norm

13.020.10   Environmental management | 13.020.60   Product life-cycles

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Scope

ISO 14040:2006 describes the principles and framework for life cycle assessment (LCA) including: definition of the goal and scope of the LCA, the life cycle inventory analysis (LCI) phase, the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase, the life cycle interpretation phase, reporting and critical review of the LCA, limitations of the LCA, the relationship between the LCA phases, and conditions for use of value choices and optional elements.
ISO 14040:2006 covers life cycle assessment (LCA) studies and life cycle inventory (LCI) studies. It does not describe the LCA technique in detail, nor does it specify methodologies for the individual phases of the LCA.
The intended application of LCA or LCI results is considered during definition of the goal and scope, but the application itself is outside the scope of this International Standard.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard

765/2008

REGULATION (EC) No 765/2008 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 July 2008 setting out the requirements for accreditation and market surveillance relating to the marketing of products and repealing Regulation (EEC) No 339/93

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PREVIOUSLY

Replaces
EN ISO 14040:1997

Replaces
EN ISO 14041:1998

Replaces
EN ISO 14042:2000

Replaces
EN ISO 14043:2000

NOW

PUBLISHED
EN ISO 14040:2006
60.60 Standard published
Jul 1, 2006

CORRIGENDA / AMENDMENTS

Amended by
EN ISO 14040:2006/A1:2020