CEN ISO/TS 14071:2016

Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Critical review processes and reviewer competencies: Additional requirements and guidelines to ISO 14044:2006 (ISO/TS 14071:2014)

Publication date:   Apr 18, 2016

General information

60.60 Standard published   Feb 10, 2016


CEN/SS S26 Environmental management

Technical Specification

13.020.60   Product life-cycles



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ISO/TS 14071:2014 provides additional specifications to ISO 14040:2006 and ISO 14044:2006. It provides requirements and guidelines for conducting a critical review of any type of LCA study and the competencies required for the review.
ISO/TS 14071:2014 provides:

details of a critical review process, including clarification with regard to ISO 14044:2006;
guidelines to deliver the required critical review process, linked to the goal of the life cycle assessment (LCA) and its intended use;
content and deliverables of the critical review process;
guidelines to improve the consistency, transparency, efficiency and credibility of the critical review process;
the required competencies for the reviewer(s) (internal, external and panel member);
the required competencies to be represented by the panel as a whole.

ISO/TS 14071:2014 does not cover the applications of LCA.

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CEN ISO/TS 14071:2016
60.60 Standard published
Feb 10, 2016


Adopted from ISO/TS 14071:2014 IDENTICAL