BS ISO 37101:2016 Sustainable development in communities. Management system for sustainable development. Requirements with guidance for use
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BS ISO 37101:2016

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

Status : Current   Published : July 2016



What is this standard about?

BS ISO 37101 is the first international standard on sustainable development in communities and cities. Among a range of sources, it draws on some content in BS 8904:2011 Guidance for community sustainable development. But whereas that standard is best suited to local, grass-roots organizations, this international standard has been developed to help city leaders create a vision for the future of their cities and implement steps to achieve sustainable development goals. 

Who is this standard for?

  • City CEOs
  • Sustainability officers
  • Smart city managers
  • Compliance managers
  • Policy advisors, NGOs and consultants who are planning their city’s long term sustainability agenda

Why should you use this standard? 

It sets out requirements and guidance to help create a sustainable future for communities, using methods and tools that include smartness and resilience. It can thus help city leaders set and achieve their city's sustainable development agenda. 

It can also help communities improve in a number of areas such as:

  • Developing holistic and integrated approaches instead of working in silos (which can hinder sustainability)
  • Fostering social and environmental changes
  • Improving health and wellbeing
  • Enabling engagement by the community with external organizations to drive positive change
  • Encouraging responsible resource use
  • Achieving better governance

NOTE 1: ‘Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’ is number 11 of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This standard should provide the ideal platform for meeting that goal.

NOTE 2: This standard was written in liaison with the Global City Indicators Facility and the United Nations Environment Programme. Every attempt was made to harmonize this standard with work being done on city indicators and smart infrastructure.

Standard NumberBS ISO 37101:2016
TitleSustainable development in communities. Management system for sustainable development. Requirements with guidance for use
Publication Date31 July 2016
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)No other standards are normatively referenced
Informative References(Provided for Information)ISO/TS 37151:2015, BS 8904, ISO 14064-1:2006, ISO/TR 37150:2014, ISO 10795, ISO 20121, ISO 9001, ISO 37120:2014, ISO 15392:2008, ISO 19011, ISO 50001, ISO 26000:2010, ISO 14046, ISO 18091, ISO 45001:2018, ISO/TR 37121:2017, ISO 13065:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 22316:2017, ISO 31000:2018
International RelationshipsISO 37101:2016
Draft Superseded By15/30271410 DC
DescriptorsQuality, Sustainable development, Resilience, Sustainability, Urban areas, People, Town organizations, Economic indicators, Economic development
Title in FrenchDéveloppement durable des communautés. Système de management pour le développement durable. Exigences et lignes directrices pour son utilisation
ISBN978 0 580 80679 7
File Size2.27 MB

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