What is Water Footprint or ISO 14046 Certification?

Water Footprint is the virtual version of H20. The world of technology has added a latest ‘liquidy’ invention to its advanced kitty. Hi-end technology presents to the world one of its finest creativity with the concept of Water Footprint. This concept showcases the virtual face of water gaining popularity and fame in the growing markets of today.

Water security is one of the most tangible and fastest growing social, political and economic challenge faced today.

While it takes 140 litres of water for one cup of coffee, 30 litres of water to produce 1 cup of tea and 2400 litres of water to produce 100 grams of chocolate, it is essential for any organization to note the water consumed against their product being manufactured.

To know more about Green water footprint, Blue water footprint and Grey water footprint do let us know and we would drop by to explain.

The Importance and Advantages of ISO 14046 Certification

Water Footprint helps in identifying the actual amount of water consumed on an individual basis for personal as well as for the purpose of manufacturing of goods and services. It is an initiative which helps the people and the society as a whole to contribute efforts towards the optimum conservation of water and its linked uses. Every drop of water is analyzed and judged on the platform of its usage. Often after the use of water, the amount left goes to waste. Hence this tool helps in keeping a track of the water used as well as to provide you with a framework that help to check out the need of water required to carry out essential functioning. It is a fact that the availability of water is very scarce in certain pockets of the world. Hence through this assessment water tool, water can be effectively channelized to such drought stricken places or omtimized to save water and use it at the right process.

Standards of ISO 14046 Certification

OPERATION INFORMATION:

NUMBER OF PLANTS / COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS

  1. ______________________
  2. ______________________
  3. ______________________
  4. ______________________

OPERATION: (Continuous / Non Continuous/ Number of Shifts)

SEASONAL / NON SEASONAL :

  1. WHAT ARE THE SOURCES OF WATER AND THE QUANTITY OF UTILIZATION OF WATER
    • Information in tabular form
  2. WATER CONSUMPTION AND CORRESPONDING ENERGY METERING FOR THE PAST
    • TWO YEARS (SEGEREGATED SOURCE WISE):
  3. SEWER AND DISCHARGE DATA:

Please provide tabular information for each installation

  • Pre-treatment discharged
  • On-site wastewater disposal
  • Lagoons and oxidation ditches
  • Description of water use processes
  • Wastewater treatment operations (methane capture, wastewater flow)

INFORMATION ON THE ON-SITE WASTEWATER DISPOSAL:

Please provide information for each installation

  • Lagoons, oxidation ditches
  • Spray irrigation
  • Subsurface disposal (septic systems, injection)

SUMMARY FOR BUILDINGS IN THE SHOP FLOOR/ FACTORY:

  • Area of building
  • Process and production (no proprietary information)
  • Number of employees (male and female)
  • Age of building

GQS ISO 14046 Certification: Consultancy and Assistance

GQS consultants can help you with the complete ISO 14046 Certification process from documentation, implementation, trainings, internal audits and right certification body.

For training schedules, visit our Lead Auditor Training Page. We offer our service on the following countries/cities below:

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