End poverty in all its forms everywhere

By providing a platform for best practice in all areas of economic activity, from agriculture to banking, ISO International Standards contribute to the sustainable production of food and resources as well as sustainable employment.

For example, ISO 20400Sustainable procurement – Guidance, helps organizations develop sustainable and ethical purchasing practices that also benefit the societies in which they operate. It includes guidelines for implementing ethical processes throughout the supply chain.

ISO 37001, Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, supports business and government in their efforts to build integrity and combat bribery. By instilling an anti-bribery culture within organizations, it helps reduce the large gaps in wealth that are a major cause of poverty in many countries around the world.

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By Clare Naden on
Counting the ways with bamboo
With more than ten thousand different uses, bamboo is versatile, renewable, clean, green and abundant. What’s more, it holds the key to many climate change and sustainable development solutions. What’s not to love? ISO’s expert committee for bamboo has just published its first International Standard …
By Ann Brady on
Financial services for all
In the world of haves and have-nots, nearly two billion people globally lack access to the mainstream financial system. Why does this matter and what can be done to tackle the issue? Experts explain how International Standards can help to establish transparency, rebuild trust and solve the identity crisis …
By Ann Brady on
How standards can lead to better lives
International standards can bring about a harmonization that promotes strength for countries in all areas of their development. It enables them to act cohesively instead of separately, gain a firmer foothold in the global marketplace and open doors to new opportunities. Experts explain why a level playing …
By Catherine Infante on
Professional farmer organizations: new guidelines for a well-fed world
Providing nutritious food for one in every nine people who are going hungry today means rethinking how we grow, share and consume food. With pressures such as climate change and a growing population, timing is everything. International Standards at the source of the food production chain will pave the …