Product Environmental Footprint

Product Environmental Footprint; PEF; European Policies; ISO Standards; European standards; environmental impact; net zero carbon

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and Organisation Environmental Footprint methods enable companies to measure and communicate their environmental performance and to compete in the market based on reliable environmental information.

PEF and OEF contain detailed instructions on how to model and calculate the environmental impacts of products and organisations. ISO and European CEN standards support methodologies to calculate product Environmental Footprints.

The European Commission, in its Communication ‘A new Circular Economy Action Plan – For a cleaner and more competitive Europe’ highlighted that companies should substantiate their environmental claims using Product and Organisation Environmental Footprint method and committed to testing the integration of these methods in the EU Ecolabel.


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Environmental labels and declarations - General principles (ISO 14020:2000)

99.60 Withdrawal effective

CEN/SS S26

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

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Requirements and guidelines (ISO 14044:2006)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Conformity assessment - General requirements for bodies operating certification of persons (ISO/IEC 17024:2012)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/CLC/JTC 1

Environmental labels and declarations - Type III environmental declarations - Principles and procedures (ISO 14025:2006)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling) (ISO 14021:2016)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

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

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Greenhouse gases - Carbon footprint of products - Requirements and guidelines for quantification (ISO 14067:2018)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Requirements and guidelines - Amendment 1 (ISO 14044:2006/Amd 1:2017)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Principles and framework - Amendment 1 (ISO 14040:2006/Amd 1:2020)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Requirements and guidelines - Amendment 2 (ISO 14044:2006/Amd 2:2020)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling) - Amendment 1: Carbon footprint, carbon neutral (ISO 14021:2016/Amd 1:2021)

60.60 Standard published

CEN/SS S26

Environmental management — Water footprint — Principles, requirements and guidelines

90.93 Standard confirmed

ISO/TC 207/SC 5

Environmental management — Vocabulary

60.60 Standard published

ISO/TC 207