ISO guide aims to ensure climate change issues are addressed in new standards

11 August 2020

Article: 54/3205

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published guidelines for addressing climate change and sustainability in all new standards produced. The guide aims to provide a systematic approach, relevant principles and useful information to help standards writers address climate change impacts, risks and opportunities in their own standardisation work.

The ISO hope the new guide can raise awareness and understanding across the whole of the standardization community, not just those involved in sustainable development standards, helping organizations build resilience and preparedness to future climate impacts as well as addressing low-carbon transition risks and opportunities. Use of the guide should also result in greater contribution to the achievement of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Source: ISO, 28 July 2020