ISO standards for validation, verification and assurance

Last updated: 2020

The ISO Standards for validation, verification and assurance specify general principles and requirements for the validation and verification process of sustainability information, including reporting on environmental, social, governance (ESG) and other sustainability aspects. It also provides general principles and requirements for determining the categorisation of quantitative and qualitative information.

ISO risk management standards

Last updated: 2020

ISO’s 31000 risk management standards cover all types of risk and are applicable to all organisations regardless of their type, size, activities and location. It is intended for use by anyone who manages risks, rather than solely professional risk managers.

ISO pathway and transition standards

Last updated: 2020

ISO’s pathway and transition standards support users in tackling climate change at a strategic, governmental and organisational level, through to tactical applications at the project and product levels. These standards in the ISO 1406x series provide the tools for organisations to develop programmes that can control and eliminate GHG emissions. They focus on integrating organisational adaptation plans by illustrating the impacts and uncertainties of climate change and how they can inform decision-making.

ISO management system standards

Last updated: 2020

ISO’s management system standards define how an organisation can manage the interrelated parts of its business in order to achieve its objectives. These objectives can relate to a number of different topics, including product or service quality, operational efficiency, environmental performance, health and safety in the workplace and many more. The management system standards help organisations improve their performance by specifying repeatable steps that they can implement to achieve their goals and objectives. They can also help to create an organisational culture that engages in a continuous cycle of self-evaluation, correction and improvement of operations and processes, such as through heightened employee awareness, and management leadership and commitment.

ISO measurement and monitoring standards

Last updated: 2020

ISO’s measurement and monitoring standards comprise a series of international standards that provide guidance and frameworks for effective environmental management. These standards cover various aspects of environmental management, including environmental policy, planning, implementation, monitoring and continuous improvement.

ISO governance standards

Last updated: Various

ISO’s governance standards are a cluster of standards that provide guidance on organisational governance. The standards are applicable to all organisations regardless of type, size, location, structure or purpose.