As the U.S. member body to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) seeks comments by October 28 on a proposal for a new management system standard related to the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
According to the proposal, submitted by DS, the ISO member from Denmark, the International Standard would specify requirements for a Sustainable Development Goals Management System when an organization:
The intended outcome of an SDG management system, the proposal asserts, is to enhance an organization’s performance, fulfill compliance obligations, achieve selected SDG objectives, increase success, and create trust and confidence to relevant existing and future stakeholders.
What are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals?
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals serve as a call to action for all nations to promote health, safety, and prosperity while protecting the planet by the year 2030. At the center of UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, 17 Sustainable Development Goals are intended to:
The goals also support the UN’s commitment to create conditions for sustainable, inclusive and sustained economic growth, shared prosperity and decent work for all, taking into account different levels of national development and capacities.