How ISO Certification helps with the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are among the world's most recognized plans for a better future for each of us. According to the UN, these goals can be achieved by 2030 only by joint efforts.

That is why the International Organization for Standardization makes a special contribution to the implementation of this plan, which, in turn, contributes to business development through standardization throughout the world.

ISO standards are developed by relevant industry experts and it includes, to the extent possible, effective tools for sustainable development.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System

This standard helps businesses reduce costs, improve productivity, and increase customer satisfaction. ISO 9001, according to company requirements, it exactly meets the following sustainable development goals:

1. No poverty

5. Gender equality

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

12. Responsible consumption and production

14. Life below water

ISO 14001:2015 - Environmental Management System

This standard helps enterprises reduce environmental impacts and create a healthier environment. ISO 14001 corresponds exactly to the sustainable development goals in the following areas:

1. No poverty

2. Zero hunger

3. Good health and well-being

4. Quality education

5. Gender equality

6. Clean water and sanitation

7. Affordable and clean energy

8. Decent work and economic growth

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

12. Responsible consumption and production

13. Climate action

14. Life below water

15. Life on land

ISO 22301:2019 - Business Continuity Management System

The standard considers business continuity as corporate responsibility. The management scheme proposed by the standard is based on the goals of the business continuity management system and the principles of developing measurable parameters for monitoring its work. ISO 22301 helps to achieve the following sustainable development goals:

6. Clean water and sanitation

7. Affordable and clean energy

8. Decent work and economic growth

9. Industry, innovation and infrastructure

11. Sustainable cities and communities

16. Peace, justice and strong institutions