What is ISO 37101:2016 Certification?
ISO 37101:2016 establishes
requirements for a management system for sustainable development in
communities, including cities, using a holistic approach, with a view to
ensuring consistency with the sustainable development policy of communities.ISO
37101:2016 is intended to help communities become more resilient, smart and
sustainable, through the implementation of strategies, programmes, projects,
plans and services, and demonstrate and communicate their achievements.
The standard aims to help
communities establish a framework that allows them to improve their standing in
their social, economic and environmental aspects. The requirements of the
standard can be applied to communities of all sizes in their sustainable
development efforts towards smart, more resilient and more efficient
infrastructure and ultimately help improve their overall well-being. The
standard addresses specific sustainability issues such as governance,
education, innovation, health care, interdependence, safety, inclusivity, etc.,
and has the flexibility of adding other sustainability issues which may prove
relevant to the community implementing it.
Why is the ISO 37101 important for
Alongside the issue of the depletion of finite
resources (shortages of clean/drinking water, deforestation, infertile soils,
food shortages, etc.), the issue of sustainable development is taking a global
and eminent character. Our current way of living is not sustainable, and it
will unavoidably leave younger generations with the burden of resource
exhaustion. As such, it is imperative that we change our way of living and make
our communities around the globe more sustainable.
The need for a more sustainable lifestyle in our
communities is also reflected in the United Nations Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs): Zero Hunger, Affordable and Clean Energy, Sustainable Cities and
Communities. The ISO 37101 standard takes these goals into consideration and
adds its specific requirements with regard to making communities more
becoming ISO 37101 certified, you will prove that you have the credentials to
help a community live, work, develop and prosper in a manner that is socially,
environmentally and economically sustainable.
What are the benefits of ISO 37101 certification?
- Obtain international recognition
- Put in place a system which takes into account
the pillars of sustainable development (economic, social, and
environmental aspects) as well as the UN SDGs.
- Improve resilience and optimize resource usage
- Foster a systematic approach to engaging all
- Increase the efficiency and attractiveness of
- Build consensus on sustainable development
- Improve the sustainability, smartness and resilience
of strategies, programs, projects, plans and services that are under the
direct responsibility of communities
- Preserve and improve the environment
Who can acquire ISO 37101certification?
ISO 3710 is applicable
to communities of all sizes, structures and types, in developed or developing
countries, at local, regional or national levels, and in defined urban or rural
areas, at their respective level of responsibility.