Guidance for managing sustainable development
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BS 8900:2006

Guidance for managing sustainable development

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : May 2006 Replaced By : BS 8900-2:2013, BS 8900-1:2013

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BS 8900:2006 Guidance for managing sustainable development 

BS 8900 is designed to help organizations to develop an approach to sustainable development that will continue to evolve and adapt to meet new and continuing challenges and demands. It offers clear practical advice with which to make a meaningful contribution to sustainable development.

This standard guides organizations towards effective management of their impact on society and the environment, along the route to enhanced organizational performance and success.

BS 8900:2006 is designed to:

  • Provide a framework so organizations can take a structured approach to sustainable development by considering the social, environmental and economic impacts of their organization’s activities
  • Be applicable to all organizations, in terms of size, type etc, including civil societies and trade unions
  • Make it easier for organizations to adjust to changing social expectations
  • Help organizations to connect existing technical, social and environmental standards, both formal (e.g. ISO 14000 series of standards) and private standards (e.g. the GRI and the AA1000 standards)
  • Offer a maturity pathway for the development of the management of sustainable development issues and impacts
  • Provide organizations’ stakeholders with a useful tool to assess and engage in improving organizational performance
  • Contribute to international level dialogue in the international standard on social responsibility, currently under development.

Dr. Simon Zadek, CEO of Accountability and Co-Chairman of the Committee responsible for the development of BS 8900 says of the standard:

“BS 8900 will help advance the cause of sustainable development by making it easier to integrate into organizational processes, decision-making and behaviour”.

Professor David Jackman of the Ethics Foundation and Co-Chairman of of the BS 8900 Committee comments that “this standard represents a bold step forward for BSI.  Sustainable development is positioned firmly at the cutting edge and is an important area affecting the future of all of us”.


A guidance book supports BS 8900

A Handbook for Sustainable Development. A companion to BS 8900 'Guidance for managing sustainable development'

David Jackman

Read more and purchase a copy of A Handbook for Sustainable Development. A companion to BS 8900 'Guidance for managing sustainable development'.

 

Guide to BS EN 16001Energy Management Principles and Practice: A Companion to BS EN 16001:2009

Vilnis Vesma

Download Chapter 1 from the Guide to BS EN 16001

 

See also: A guide to 8901:

Making Events More Sustainable: A Guide to BS 8901
Fiona Pelham and Phil Cumming

 

 

 

 


New sustainability standards also available:

BS 8901:2009 Specification for a sustainability management system for events

BS 8902:2009 Responsible sourcing sector certification schemes for construction products. Specification




Standard NumberBS 8900:2006
TitleGuidance for managing sustainable development
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 May 2006
Withdrawn Date31 July 2013
Replaced ByBS 8900-2:2013, BS 8900-1:2013
Draft Superseded By05/30118955 DC
DescriptorsManagement, Sustainable development, Sustainability, Economic development, Environmental management, Organizations, Enterprises, Commerce, People, Personnel, Conditions of employment
ICS03.100.99
13.020.20
CommitteeSDS/1
ISBN0 580 48143 3
PublisherBSI
FormatA4
DeliveryNo
Pages20
File Size150.8 KB
Price£116.00


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