End poverty in all its forms everywhere

By providing a platform for best practice in all areas of economic activity, from agriculture to banking, ISO International Standards contribute to the sustainable production of food and resources as well as sustainable employment.

For example, ISO 20400Sustainable procurement – Guidance, helps organizations develop sustainable and ethical purchasing practices that also benefit the societies in which they operate. It includes guidelines for implementing ethical processes throughout the supply chain.

ISO 37001, Anti-bribery management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, supports business and government in their efforts to build integrity and combat bribery. By instilling an anti-bribery culture within organizations, it helps reduce the large gaps in wealth that are a major cause of poverty in many countries around the world.

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By Ann Brady on
How standards can lead to better lives
International standards can bring about a harmonization that promotes strength for countries in all areas of their development. It enables them to act cohesively instead of separately, gain a firmer foothold in the global marketplace and open doors to new opportunities. Experts explain why a level playing …