Environment and Climate Change

Contact: vanessa.mitchell@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: 06/10/2014
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Scope

This International Standard specifies the requirements of an environmental management system for organizations seeking to establish, implement, maintain and continually improve a framework with the aim to manage its environmental responsibilities in a manner that contributes to the ‘environmental pillar’ of sustainability.

The intended outcomes of an environmental management system provide value for the environment, the

organization and its interested parties. Consistent with the organization's environmental policy, the intended

outcomes of an environmental management system include:

enhancement of environmental performance;

conforming to compliance obligations;

fulfilment of environmental objectives.

This International Standard is applicable to any organization regardless of size, type and nature and applies to the environmental aspects that the organization determines it can either control or can influence considering a life cycle perspective. It does not state specific environmental performance criteria, nor does it increase or change an organization’s legal obligations.

This International Standard can be used in whole or in part to improve environmental management, but all the requirements are intended to be incorporated into an environmental management system and fulfilled, without exclusion, if an organization claims it complies with this International Standard.

Contact: sue.ruscetta@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: 12/10/2014
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ISO 37120
Sustainable development of communities — Indicators for city services and quality of life

This International Standard defines and establishes methodologies for a set of indicators to steer and measure the performance of city services and quality of life. It follows the principles set out and can be used in conjunction with ISO 37101:—, Sustainable development in communities — Management systems

— General principles and requirements, when published, and other strategic frameworks.

This International Standard is applicable to any city, municipality or local government that undertakes to measure its performance in a comparable and verifiable manner, irrespective of size and location.

Contact: hilary.davies@csagroup.org
Origin: CSA
Close date: 24/10/2014
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This guideline has been developed to provide a level playing field for primary and secondary processors/converters by defining a set of common performance standards and definitions in support of best practices. The guideline is designed to offer clarity on the flow of materials, from the point of collection through to final disposition, as well as a method to account for these flows. If used properly, it can serve to increase the transparency, accuracy, and accountability of a waste diversion system, including information on its level of performance.