IS 16555 : 2017 Environmental Labels and Declarations - Self-declared Environmental Claims (Type II Environmental Labelling)

ICS 13.020.50

CHD 34

1. Scope

This standard specifies requirements for self-declared environmental claims, including statements, symbols and graphics, regarding products. It further describes selected terms commonly used in environmental claims and gives qualifications for their use. This standard also describes a general evaluation and verification methodology for self-declared environmental claims and specific evaluation and verification methods for the selected claims in this standard.

This standard does not preclude, override, or in any way change, legally required environmental information, claims or labelling, or any other applicable legal requirements.


The Standards listed below contain provisions which, through reference in this text, constitute provisions of this standard. At the time of publication, the editions indicated were valid. All standards are subject to revision, and parties to agreements based on this standard are encouraged to investigate the possibility of applying the most recent editions of the standards indicated below:

14020 : 2000 Environmental labels and declarations - General principles

14025 : 2006 Environmental labels and declarations - Type III environmental declarations - Principles and procedures

14040 : 2006 Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Principles and framework

14044 : 2006 Environmental management - Life cycle assessment - Requirements and guidelines

NOTE - For reference to publications other than Indian Standards, see Biblography.