Determine the water footprint with ISO 14046 and have it verified by DQS.
Independent verification also helps improve rating results, for example in the Carbon Disclosure Project's (CDP) Water Security Scoring.
External confirmation by an internationally recognized certifier
High degree of credibility of your cited data
Improved rating results
ISO 14046: Managing water responsibly
Independent verification of the water footprint
Benefits of ISO 14046 verification
In what context does verification take place?
What is the verification process?
First, we want to learn about your company, your organization, your needs and expectations. Once the objectives of the verification are defined, including the applicable standards and specifications, 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 verification of the water footprint. This information is incorporated into a detailed proposal tailored to your company's individual needs. All relevant deliverables and applicable audit and verification criteria are specified and agreed upon.
The assigned verification team checks the respective declaration on the basis of the previously prepared planning, applying 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 prior review of documents complements 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, maybe for the follow-up period, a new assessment is performed. The verification statement is valid for the respective water footprint statement of your organization and thus has no validity period.