Relevant Standards

The most widely used standards applied with ecoinvent data are listed here.

For recommendations and interpretations please refer to the organisations which have published these standards. Links to the organisations are provided below.

ISO/TC 207/SC 1

All ISO/TC 207/SC 1 Standards on environmental management systems found here.

ISO/TC 207/SC 3

All ISO Standards on environmental labelling found here.

SO/TC 207/SC 4

All ISO Standards on environmental performance evaluation found here.

ISO/TC 207/SC 5

All ISO Standards on Life Cycle Assessment can be found here.

ISO/TC 207/SC 7

All ISO Standards on greenhouse gas management and related activities can be found here.

ISO/TC 59/SC 17

All ISO Standards on sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works can be found here.

Other Relevant Standards


Sustainability of construction works - Environmental product declarations


A European standard for Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in the construction sector which applied well beyond the boarders of the EU. Read up on EN15804

PAS 2050

Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services


This Greenhouse Gas Protocol Standards was created in 2008 and released in 2011. Read up on PAS 2050

ILCD Handbook

A set of documents that are in line with the international standards on LCA (ISO 14040/44)


The ILCD handbook was developed by the Institute for Environment and Sustainability in the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC), in co-operation with the Environment DG. Read up on the ILCD Handbook

ISCC Certification

An International Sustainability and Carbon Certification


ISCC is an international certification system for Biomass and Biofuels (fuels and electricity) that describes the rules and procedures for certification. Read up on the ISCC Certification