Approved in September 2021, the London Declaration to combat climate change through standards defines ISO’s commitment to achieve the climate agenda by 2050.

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.


Following the signing of the London Declaration at the ISO General Assembly 2021, 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 MEMBERS on board for climate action

Our members are committed to climate action through standards. Find out what the London Declaration means to national standards bodies around the world and how they plan to transform their economies and strengthen their climate change policies.

Chantal  Guay

SCC proudly supports the London Declaration as we build a sustainable future through standardization.

— Chantal Guay
SCC, ISO member for Canada 

Javier  García

UNE supports the London Declaration to fight climate change with standards.

— Javier García Díaz
UNE, ISO member for Spain

Scott  Steedman

BSI is proud to have led the development of the London Declaration with ISO. The Declaration will help ensure that climate-friendly standards become the norm across all industries.

— Scott Steedman
BSI, ISO member for the United Kingdom 

Riza  Hasanaj

We at DPS are determined to support and tackle the common challenges of the climate agenda and express particular interest in participating in all activities organized and undertaken by ISO.

— Riza Hasanaj 
DPS, ISO member for Albania  

Anne  Hasløv

Danish Standards is proud to lead efforts in ISO to reduce the huge global climate impact that food waste represents.

— Anne Hasløv
DS, ISO member for Denmark  

Derek  Luk Pat

TTBS fully endorses the London Declaration. We stand ready, as part of the international standardization community, to do our part in the fight against global climate change.

— Derek Luk Pat
TTBS, ISO member for Trinidad and Tobago  

Christoph  Winterhalter

On behalf of DIN, I strongly support the London Declaration and declare climate change to be a top priority for all our strategic standardization activities in the future.

— Christoph Winterhalter 
DIN, ISO member for Germany 

Jean-Marie  Reiff

The London Declaration is a huge step forward. We have to act now, together, in order to deliver the net-zero future we all need and deserve.

— Jean-Marie Reiff  
ILNAS, ISO member for Luxembourg 

Helga  Sigrún Harðardóttir

Not only is the London Declaration a great contribution to combating climate change, it is also an ambitious global initiative to reach the climate agenda.

— Helga Sigrún Harðardóttir
IST, ISO member for Iceland   

Bernard  Njiraini

International cooperation in standards setting is key to the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

— Bernard Njiraini
KEBS, ISO member for Kenya

Sigitas  Šiupšinskas

LST affirms its commitment to continue working with ISO and its members, stakeholders and partners to develop a concrete action plan for fulfilling the London Declaration goals.

— Sigitas Šiupšinskas
LST, ISO member for Lithuania