ISO 37101:2016 Sustainable Development Management System

Sustainable development in communities — Management system for sustainable development — Requirements with guidance for use

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.

ISO 37101:2016 is intended to be implemented by an organization designated by a community to establish the organizational framework and to provide the resources necessary to support the management of environmental, economic and social performance outcomes. A community that chooses to establish the organizational framework by itself is considered to constitute an organization as defined in ISO 37101:2016.

Benefits of ISO 37101:2016

The intended outcomes of a management system for sustainable development in communities include:

  • managing sustainability and fostering smartness and resilience in communities, while taking into account the territorial boundaries to which it applies;
  • improving the contribution of communities to sustainable development outcomes;
  • assessing the performance of communities in progressing towards sustainable development outcomes and the level of smartness and of resilience that they have achieved;
  • fulfilling compliance obligations.

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