Business benefits of life cycle management standards

PE Symposium 2014 | Technische Universität Berlin Prof. Dr. Matthias Finkbeiner

International standards are becoming increasingly important for organizations to work towards common and comparable environmental management practices to support the sustainability of their organizations, products, and services.

The ISO 14000 family of standards reflects international consensus on good environmental and business practice that can be applied by organizations all over the world in their specific context.

Life Cycle Management is a comprehensive approach towards product and organization related environmental management tools that follow a life cycle perspective. The status of international life cycle management standards is summarized  with a focus on recent developments in the fields of carbon footprint, water footprint, eco-efficiency assessment, organizational LCA and critical review.

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