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ISO TS 14072:2014 pdf free

ISO TS 14072:2014 pdf free.Environmental management – Life cycle assessment
For an OLCA, it is usually not suitable nor recommended to aggregate the OLCAS of its supply chain,because organizations usually neither purchase the whole product spectrum nor the total production volume of a particular supplier. Therefore, inputs and outputs of suppliers shall be allocated to the basket of products purchased from suppliers. This shall be done by using the allocation procedures described in ISO 14044 or, if consistent with the goal and scope of the study, by using data representative for the products purchased.
In dealing with aspects of LCI and LCIA for the OLCA, the significant environmental impacts shall be defined, based on knowledge of products, resources required, and emissions. In order to develop the impact assessment, after the inventory calculation procedure as outlined in Annex D, the availability of data and the needs for the inventory shall be evaluated. In the interpretation phase, proper consideration and explanation of these issues shall be stated.
Figure 2 shows, as an example, an upstream supply chain composed of tier I, tier II, and tier III suppliers.Each tier produces a number of products for the following tier until the products are delivered to the reporting organization. As long as all products from tier I, II, and III are all completely involved in the reporting organization’s product portfolio (grey shade), no allocation problems arise.
However, if some products are not delivered to the reporting organization (black shade) but are part of the supplier’s products portfolio, they should not be accounted for. Hence, an allocation of the supplier’s products portfolio should be performed in order to adjust to the products purchased by the organization.
General requirements and guidelines for communication are outside the scope of this TS. This TS can be applied to prepare input for communication, especially for performance tracking of an organization.
This TS shall not be used for comparative assertions between different organizations intended to be disclosed to the public (e.g. ranking among organizations). ISO TS 14072 pdf download.

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