The London Declaration, signed in September 2021, defines ISO’s commitment in supporting the climate agenda.

Our climate commitment

International Standards play a crucial role in underpinning the global economy, creating trust on all aspects of international trade. ISO has a number of standards that are essential in supporting the climate agenda; they help adapt to climate change, quantify greenhouse gas emissions and promote the dissemination of good practices in environmental management. The science is clear: the need for urgent measures to reduce emissions and help adapt to climate change is overwhelming.

Without up-to-date International Standards, industry and other stakeholders will be unable to achieve what is necessary. ISO hereby commits to work with its members, stakeholders and partners to ensure that International Standards and publications accelerate the successful achievement of the Paris Agreement, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the United Nations Call for Action on Adaptation and Resilience.

 ISO will:

  • Foster the active consideration of climate science and associated transitions in the development of all new and revised International Standards and publications
  • Facilitate the involvement of civil society and those most vulnerable to climate change in the development of International Standards and publications
  • Develop and publish an Action Plan and Measurement Framework detailing concrete actions and initiatives and a reporting mechanism to track progress
ISO climate action kit
The ISO Climate Action Kit is a collection of case studies from around the world on how standards can be effectively used as a tool for sustainability.
SDG 13
Climate Action
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts