What is ISO 14024?

The ISO 14020 series (14020, 14021, 14024, 14025), global principles and procedures for ecological labeling, were designed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to assist businesses in measuring and communicating their efforts to minimize their environmental impact.

What is ISO 14024?

ISO 14001 provides standards for environmental management systems. ISO 14030 addresses environmental performance assessment, indicators and reporting. The same information is sometimes required for environmental reports and verification of environmental claims.

The ISO 14040 series deals with the product life cycle; It covers the guiding principles of life cycle analysis, inventory, impact assessment and interpretation, and provides some sample applications. Reliable environmental labeling depends on understanding the life cycle of a product; As a result, the links between the 14020 series and the 14040 standards are very important.

ISO and IEC guidelines are also available to help developers of technical standards take into account the environmental aspects of products. One such guide is ISO Guide 64.

A brief review of ISO's three types of environmental labels is as follows;

  • Type I environmental label - Principles and procedures It establishes procedures for creating and operating a Type I or eco-logo program. Type I programs use a third-party certification process to verify the product or service's compliance with a preselected set of criteria. Provides guidance on developing criteria, compliance, systems and operating procedures for issuing eco-logos for third-party validators.
  • Type II environmental label - Self-declared environmental claims
    It identifies commonly used environmental claims, Mobius sets user guidelines for loop markings, and recommends methodologies for tests that can be used to validate these claims.
  • Type III environmental statements It specifies a format for reporting measurable life cycle data (environmental loads such as energy used, emissions generated, etc.), not the third, but only defines cross-business statements and labels that require independent verification of the data. party certificate. Business-to-consumer statements require third party certification.