Climate change presents the single biggest threat to sustainable development everywhere. Its widespread and unprecedented impact disproportionately burden the poorest and most vulnerable. Urgent action to halt climate change and deal with its impact is integral to successfully achieving all Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
SIS/ISO has several standards that play an essential role in the climate and environment agenda, helping to quantify and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, adapt to climate change and promote good practice in environmental management. For example,
SIS has supported companies to apply environmental management and carbon footprint standards in South and Southeast Asia, and East Africa. In SIS projects that do not have a direct focus on environmental standards, environment is still included as a cross-cutting issue.