Standardization in the field of life cycle assessment and related management systems and tools for products* and the product portfolio of organizations, including related environmental, social, and economic aspects, in support of sustainable development. It includes life cycle based environmental, social, economic, and technical assessments. Such assessments can apply to e.g. circularity of resources and eco-efficiency. The outcome of the assessment provides input for decision making to minimize or to prevent potential adverse impacts.

The term "products" includes both goods and services.

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 207/SC 5/AHG   Scope revision Working group
ISO/TC 207/SC 5/JWG 14   Joint ISO/TC 207/SC 5 - ISO/TC 323 WG: Secondary materials Working group
ISO/TC 207/SC 5/TG 2   Circular economy coordination Working group
ISO/TC 207/SC 5/WG 12   Life cycle assessment -- Requirements and guidelines Working group
ISO/TC 207/SC 5/WG 15   Social life cycle assessments Working group
ISO/TC 207/SC 5/WG 16   Eco-Technoeconomic Analyses Working group


Joint working groups under the responsibility of another committee
Reference Title
ISO/TC 207/SC 3/TF 3 Assurance of communications based on life cycle assessment (LCA) data
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 207/SC 5

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 207/SC 5:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/TC 111 Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems IEC
ISO/CASCO Committee on conformity assessment ISO
ISO/TC 6 Paper, board and pulps ISO
ISO/TC 8 Ships and marine technology ISO
ISO/TC 17 Steel ISO
ISO/TC 17/SC 21 Environment related to climate change in the iron and steel industry ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 17 Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works ISO
ISO/TC 122/SC 4 Packaging and the environment ISO
ISO/TC 147 Water quality ISO
ISO/TC 156/SC 1 Corrosion control engineering life cycle ISO
ISO/TC 224 Drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems and services ISO
ISO/TC 261 Additive manufacturing ISO
ISO/TC 287 Sustainable processes for wood and wood-based products ISO
ISO/TC 298 Rare earth ISO
ISO/TC 308 Chain of custody ISO
ISO/TC 323 Circular economy ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 207/SC 5

ISO/TC 207/SC 5 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 17 Steel ISO
ISO/TC 59/SC 17 Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works ISO
ISO/TC 147 Water quality ISO
ISO/TC 184/SC 4 Industrial data ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas and climate change management and related activities ISO
ISO/TC 323 Circular economy ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
CI Consumers International A
EC - European Commission European Commission A
ECO Platform ECO Platform AISBL A
ECOS (Environment) Environmental Coalition on Standards A
EuropaBio European Association for Bioindustries A
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations A
FSLCI Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation A
IAI - aluminium International Aluminium Institute A
ICMM International Council on Mining and Metals A
IDF International Dairy Federation A
INLAC Latinoamerican Institute for Quality Assurance A
OIV International Organisation of Vine and Wine A
SETAC Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry A
WBCSD World Business Council for Sustainable Development A
WFEO World Federation of Engineering Organizations A
WFN Stichting Water Footprint Network A
World Steel Association World Steel Association A
WRI World Resources Institute A

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