Product Water Footprint (ISO 14046, WSI)

The product water footprint is the volume of freshwater required to produce a good or service across the entire supply chain, from the extraction of raw materials to the manufacture, transport and distribution of the final product, and can be divided into three components:

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Blue Water Footprint

It refers to the volume of surface and groundwater consumed or polluted during the production of a product or service.

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Green Water Footprint

It refers to the volume of rainwater used during the production of a product or service.

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Grey Water Footprint

Refers to the volume of fresh water required to dilute and assimilate pollutants generated during the production of a product or service.

Water footprint is defined as an infrastructure of LCA methods and tools. ISO 14046, It is a standard developed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) that provides guidelines for conducting a water footprint assessment. It helps to assess future water risks & analyse their environmental impacts.

Water footprint studies can support sustainable product design and reduction of water consumption, and can also be used in CDP and Sustainability Reports.

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A Product Water Footprint measures the total volume of freshwater used to produce a specific product, taking into account all stages of the supply chain from raw material extraction to manufacturing and distribution.

Calculating a Product Water Footprint involves quantifying the water used in each stage of the product’s life cycle, including water used for irrigation, processing, packaging, and transportation. This data is then aggregated to determine the total volume of water associated with the product.

Understanding a product’s water footprint is crucial for assessing its environmental impact and promoting sustainable consumption. By measuring and managing water usage throughout the supply chain, companies can work towards reducing water consumption, minimizing water pollution, and conserving freshwater resources for future generations.

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