What is ISO 37101?
ISO 37101 is an international standard which specifies the requirements of and provides guidance on the establishment of a management system for sustainable development in communities. 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 communities?
Why should you pursue a certification in ISO 37101?
Benefits of implementing ISO 37101 in a community
- Build consensus on sustainable development within communities
- 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 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
- Improve resilience and optimize resource usage
- Foster a systematic approach to engaging all interested parties
- Increase the efficiency and attractiveness of communities
- Obtain international recognition