ISO 14001:2015 and Life-Cycle Thinking.

This is an additional component to the current requirement to consider environmental aspects related to procured goods and services. The life-cycle thinking flows from environmental consideration to its impact, then follow by its use and end by a throughout on its end-of-life.

To address each stage of the life-cycle, the environmental impact associated with product design and development, also to the extent of their control and influence shall be considered thoroughly.

Source: Information is adapted from International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO).

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