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

ISO 14021:2016 specifies requirements for self-declared environmental claims, including statements, symbols and graphics, regarding products. It further describes selected terms commonly used in environmental claims and gives qualifications for their use. This International Standard also describes a general evaluation and verification methodology for self-declared environmental claims and specific evaluation and verification methods for the selected claims in this International Standard.
ISO 14021:2016 does not preclude, override, or in any way change, legally required environmental information, claims or labelling, or any other applicable legal requirements.

Umweltkennzeichnungen und -deklarationen - Umweltbezogene Anbietererklärungen (Umweltkennzeichnung Typ II) (ISO 14021:2016)

Diese Internationale Norm legt Anforderungen an umweltbezogene Anbietererklärungen einschließlich Erklärungen, Symbolen und graphischen Darstellungen für Produkte fest. Außerdem legt sie ausgewählte, in Umweltaussagen häufig verwendete Begriffe fest und gibt Hinweise zu deren Anwendung. Diese Internationale Norm legt auch eine allgemeine Verfahrensweise für die Bewertung und Überprüfung von umweltbezogenen Anbietererklärungen und spezifische Bewertungs- und Überprüfungsverfahren für die in dieser Internationalen Norm ausgewählten Aussagen fest.
Mit dieser Internationalen Norm werden keine gesetzlich geforderten Umweltangaben, -aussagen oder
-aufschriften oder sonstige geltende gesetzliche Anforderungen ausgeschlossen, aufgehoben oder in irgendeiner Weise verändert.

Marquage et déclarations environnementaux - Autodéclarations environnementales (Étiquetage de type II) (ISO 14021:2016)

ISO 14021:2016 spécifie les exigences relatives aux autodéclarations environnementales, y compris les mentions, symboles et graphiques concernant les produits. Elle décrit, en outre, des termes choisis, couramment employés dans les allégations environnementales, en précisant leur utilisation. La présente Norme internationale décrit également une méthodologie générale d'évaluation et de vérification des autodéclarations environnementales, ainsi que des méthodes spécifiques d'évaluation et de vérification des allégations sélectionnées dans la présente Norme internationale.
ISO 14021:2016 n'exclut, n'annule ni ne modifie de quelque façon que ce soit les exigences légales en matière d'informations, d'allégations ou d'étiquetage relatifs à l'environnement, ou toute autre exigence réglementaire.

Okoljske označbe in deklaracije - Okoljsko samodeklariranje (okoljsko označevanje II. vrste) (ISO 14021:2016)

Ta mednarodni standard določa zahteve za okoljsko samodeklariranje izdelkov, kar vključuje izjave, simbole in grafiko. Standard poleg tega opisuje izraze, ki se pogosto uporabljajo v okoljskih trditvah, in podaja pogoje za njihovo uporabo. Ta mednarodni standard prav tako opisuje splošne metode vrednotenja in preverjanja za okoljsko samodeklariranje ter specifične metode vrednotenja in preverjanja za izbrane trditve v tem mednarodnem standardu.
Ta mednarodni standard ne izključuje, razveljavlja ali na kakšen koli način spreminja zakonsko zahtevanih okoljskih informacij, trditev ali označb oziroma katerih koli drugih veljavnih zakonskih zahtev.

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Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared environmental claims (Type II

environmental labelling) (ISO14021:2016)
Umweltkennzeichnungen und -deklarationen - Umweltbezogene Anbietererklärungen
(Umweltkennzeichnung Typ II) (ISO 14021:2016)
Marquage et déclarations environnementaux - Autodéclarations environnementales
(Étiquetage de type II) (ISO 14021:2016)
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ICS:
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SIST EN ISO 14021:2016 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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EN ISO 14021
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
April 2016
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 13.020.50 Supersedes EN ISO 14021:2001
English Version
Environmental labels and declarations - Self-declared
environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)
(ISO 14021:2016)

Marquage et déclarations environnementaux - Umweltkennzeichnungen und -deklarationen -

Autodéclarations environnementales (Étiquetage de Umweltbezogene Anbietererklärungen

type II) (ISO 14021:2016) (Umweltkennzeichnung Typ II) (ISO 14021:2016)
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European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 3

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European foreword

This document (EN ISO 14021:2016) has been prepared by Technical Committee ISO/TC 207

"Environmental management".

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by October 2016, and conflicting national standards shall

be withdrawn at the latest by October 2016.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN [and/or CENELEC] shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent

rights.
This document supersedes EN ISO 14021:2001.

This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the

European Free Trade Association.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organizations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,

Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,

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Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Endorsement notice

The text of ISO 14021:2016 has been approved by CEN as EN ISO 14021:2016 without any modification.

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SIST EN ISO 14021:2016
INTERNATIONAL ISO
STANDARD 14021
Second edition
2016-03-15
Environmental labels and
declarations — Self-declared
environmental claims (Type II
environmental labelling)
Marquage et déclarations environnementaux — Autodéclarations
environnementales (Étiquetage de type II)
Reference number
ISO 14021:2016(E)
ISO 2016
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Foreword ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................v

Introduction ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................vi

1 Scope ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 1

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3 Terms and definitions ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3.1 General terms ........................................................................................................................................................................................... 1

3.2 Selected terms commonly used in self-declared environmental claims ............................................... 4

4 Objective of self-declared environmental claims ............................................................................................................... 4

5 Requirements applying to all self-declared environmental claims.................................................................4

5.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 4

5.2 Relationship to ISO 14020 ............................................................................................................................................................ 5

5.3 Vague or non-specific claims....................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.4 Claims of “... free” ................................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.5 Claims of sustainability .................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.6 Use of explanatory statements .................................................................................................................................................. 5

5.7 Specific requirements ....................................................................................................................................................................... 5

5.8 Use of symbols to make environmental claims ........................................................................................................... 6

5.9 Other information or claims ........................................................................................................................................................ 7

5.10 Specific symbols ..................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

5.10.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................... 7

5.10.2 The Mobius loop ............................................................................................................................................................... 7

6 Evaluation and claim verification requirements ................................................................................................................ 8

6.1 Responsibilities of the claimant ............................................................................................................................................... 8

6.2 Reliability of evaluation methodology ................................................................................................................................ 8

6.3 E valuation of comparative claims ........................................................................................................................................... 8

6.4 Selection of methods .......................................................................................................................................................................... 9

6.5 Access to information ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9

7 Specific requirements for selected claims ..............................................................................................................................10

7.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................................................................10

7.2 Compostable ..........................................................................................................................................................................................10

7.2.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................10

7.2.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................10

7.2.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................11

7.3 Degradable ...............................................................................................................................................................................................11

7.3.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................11

7.3.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................11

7.3.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................12

7.4 Designed for disassembly ...........................................................................................................................................................12

7.4.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................12

7.4.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................12

7.4.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................13

7.5 Extended life product .....................................................................................................................................................................13

7.5.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................13

7.5.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................13

7.5.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................13

7.6 Recovered energy ..............................................................................................................................................................................13

7.6.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................13

7.6.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................13

7.6.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................14

7.7 Recyclable .................................................................................................................................................................................................14

7.7.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................14

7.7.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................14

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7.7.3 Use of a symbol...............................................................................................................................................................14

7.7.4 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................15

7.8 Recycled content .................................................................................................................................................................................15

7.8.1 Usage of terms .................. .................................................... ...........................................................................................15

7.8.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................16

7.8.3 Use of a symbol...............................................................................................................................................................16

7.8.4 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................16

7.9 Reduced energy consumption ................................................................................................................................................17

7.9.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................17

7.9.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................17

7.9.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................17

7.10 Reduced resource use ....................................................................................................................................................................17

7.10.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................17

7.10.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................17

7.10.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................18

7.11 Reduced water consumption ...................................................................................................................................................18

7.11.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................18

7.11.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................18

7.11.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................18

7.12 Reusable and refillable ..................................................................................................................................................................19

7.12.1 Usage of terms .................. .................................................... ...........................................................................................19

7.12.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................19

7.12.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................19

7.13 Waste reduction ..................................................................................................................................................................................20

7.13.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................20

7.13.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................20

7.13.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................20

7.14 Renewable material .........................................................................................................................................................................20

7.14.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................20

7.14.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................20

7.14.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................21

7.15 Renewable energy .............................................................................................................................................................................21

7.15.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................21

7.15.2 Qualifications ...................................................................................................................................................................21

7.15.3 Evaluation methodology ........................................................................................................................................21

7.16 Sustainable ..............................................................................................................................................................................................21

7.16.1 Usage of term ...................................................................................................................................................................21

7.17 Claims relating to greenhouse gas emissions ............................................................................................................21

7.17.1 General...................................................................................................................................................................................21

7.17.2 Product “carbon footprint” ..................................................................................................................................22

7.17.3 “Carbon neutral” ..........................................................................................................................................................22

Annex A (informative) Simplified diagrammatic representation of a recycling system ..............................23

Bibliography .............................................................................................................................................................................................................................24

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Foreword

ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) is a worldwide federation of national standards

bodies (ISO member bodies). The work of preparing International Standards is normally carried out

through ISO technical committees. Each member body interested in a subject for which a technical

committee has been established has the right to be represented on that committee. International

organizations, governmental and non-governmental, in liaison with ISO, also take part in the work.

ISO collaborates closely with the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) on all matters of

electrotechnical standardization.

The procedures used to develop this document and those intended for its further maintenance are

described in the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 1. In particular the different approval criteria needed for the

different types of ISO documents should be noted. This document was drafted in accordance with the

editorial rules of the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2. www.iso.org/directives

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. ISO shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights. Details of

any patent rights identified during the development of the document will be in the Introduction and/or

on the ISO list of patent declarations received. www.iso.org/patents

Any trade name used in this document is information given for the convenience of users and does not

constitute an endorsement.

For an explanation on the meaning of ISO specific terms and expressions related to conformity

assessment, as well as information about ISO’s adherence to the WTO principles in the Technical

Barriers to Trade (TBT) see the following URL: Foreword - Supplementary information

The committee responsible for this document is ISO/TC 207, Environmental management, Subcommittee

SC 3, Environmental labelling.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition (ISO 14021:1999), of which it constitutes a

minor revision. It also incorporates the Amendment ISO 14021:1999/Amd 1:2011.
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Introduction

The proliferation of environmental claims has created a need for environmental labelling standards

which require that consideration be given to all relevant aspects of the life cycle of the product when

such claims are developed.

Self-declared environmental claims may be made by manufacturers, importers, distributors, retailers

or anyone else likely to benefit from such claims. Environmental claims made in regard to products may

take the form of statements, symbols or graphics on product or package labels, or in product literature,

technical bulletins, advertising, publicity, telemarketing, as well as digital or electronic media, such as

the Internet.

In self-declared environmental claims, the assurance of reliability is essential. It is important that

verification is properly conducted to avoid negative market effects such as trade barriers or unfair

competition, which can arise from unreliable and deceptive environmental claims. The evaluation

methodology used by those who make environmental claims should be clear, transparent, scientifically

sound and documented so that those who purchase or may potentially purchase products can be

ensured of the validity of the claims.
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Environmental labels and declarations — Self-declared
environmental claims (Type II environmental labelling)
1 Scope

This International Standard specifies requirements for self-declared environmental claims, including

statements, symbols and graphics, regarding products. It further describes selected terms commonly

used in environmental claims and gives qualifications for their use. This International Standard also

describes a general evaluation and verification methodology for self-declared environmental claims

and specific evaluation and verification methods for the selected claims in this International Standard.

This International Standard does not preclude, override, or in any way change, legally required

environmental information, claims or labelling, or any other applicable legal requirements.

2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and are

indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For undated

references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

ISO 7000, Graphical symbols for use on equipment — Registered symbols
ISO 14020, Environmental labels and declarations — General principles

ISO/TS 14067, Greenhouse gases — Carbon footprint of products — Requirements and guidelines for

quantification and communication
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
3.1 General terms
3.1.1
biomass

material of biological origin, excluding material embedded in geological formations or transformed to

fossilised material and excluding peat

Note 1 to entry: This includes organic material (both living and dead) from above and below ground, e.g. trees,

crops, grasses, tree litter, algae, animals and waste of biological origin, e.g. manure.

3.1.2
co-product
two or more products from the same unit process
[SOURCE: ISO 14040:2006, 3.10, modified]
3.1.3
environmental aspect

element of an organization’s activities or products that can interact with the environment

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