Validation of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) according to ISO 14040 and ISO 14044
External critical review by an internationally recognized certifier
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Life cycle assessments: An unstoppable development
ISO 14040 and ISO 14044
The critical review: An independent review of the LCA
Sequence of the critical review of a life cycle assessment
The first step is to learn about your company, organization, needs and expectations. Once the objectives of the verification, including the applicable standards and specifications, are defined, you will receive a quote for the pre-assessment.
During the pre-assessment, for example, the exact nature of the assignment, the scope of application, the objectives and other criteria are clarified. Based on the results, DQS prepares the calculation and plans for the assessment of the LCA(s). This information is incorporated into a detailed proposal tailored to your company's individual needs. All relevant services and applicable audit and verification criteria are specified and agreed upon.
Based on the previously prepared planning, the assigned verification team audits the respective declaration using the applicable standards and specifications. Among other things, evidence is collected and checked, sites are visited, and estimates and calculations are reconstructed and analyzed.
If necessary, a document review in advance supplements the verification. The verification result, including all findings, is presented to you during the final meeting. If necessary, action plans are agreed upon.
After verification, the results are evaluated by the independent certification board of DQS. If all requirements are met, you will receive a verification statement for your company.
For the verification of another report or declaration, for example for the following period, a renewed assessment is carried out. The verification declaration is valid for the respective LCA and thus has no validity period.