A practical guide for SMEs: ISO 14046 Water footprint (en)

No water, no life! Water use and management have become central to the global debate on sustainability and are part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Optimizing efficient water management at product, process and organizational levels is increasingly becoming important in supply chains, communities and national policies. ISO 14046 provides sound principles, requirements and guidelines to assess water footprint and make informed decisions to minimize negative environmental impact with regard to water use. To help small businesses be informed on the requirements of ISO 14046, and prepare themselves to implement this standard, ISO and ITC have jointly published this guide on water footprint.