End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture

ISO has over 1600 standards for the food production sector designed to create confidence in food products, improve agricultural methods and promote sustainable and ethical purchasing.

They also cover a number of other areas including nutritional and safety testing, quality, packaging, and traceability.

Focusing specifically on the food sector, the ISO 22000 family of standards on food safety management helps organizations identify and control food safety hazards, while related standards such as ISO 26000 (social responsibility) and ISO 20400 (sustainable procurement) encourage socially responsible behaviour and ethical working conditions for agricultural workers and promote ethical purchasing practices throughout the entire food production chain.

Currently in development, the ISO 34101 series of standards on sustainable and traceable cocoa beans will specify requirements for a management system in cocoa bean farming. It provides a set of guidelines for environmentally sound agricultural practices, the enhanced traceability of cocoa beans and for improving the social conditions and livelihoods of cocoa producers.

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68 standards contributing to SDG 2

Standard and/or project Sector TC
IWA 29:2019
Professional farmer organization — Guidelines
ISO/TMBG
ISO/AWI TS 6091
Dried milk — Determination of titratable acidity (Reference method)
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 5
ISO/AWI 7851
Fertilizers and soil conditioners — Classification
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 134
ISO/NP 8196-3
Milk — Definition and evaluation of the overall accuracy of alternative methods of milk analysis — Part 3: Protocol for the evaluation and validation of alternative quantitative methods of milk analysis
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 5
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO 16075-1:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects — Part 1: The basis of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-2:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects — Part 2: Development of the project
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-3:2015
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects — Part 3: Components of a reuse project for irrigation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16075-4:2016
Guidelines for treated wastewater use for irrigation projects — Part 4: Monitoring
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 16541:2015
Methods for sea lice surveillance on marine finfish farms
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 234
ISO/WD 18363-4
Animal and vegetable fats and oils — Determination of fatty-acid-bound chloropropanediols (MCPDs) and glycidol by GC/MS — Part 4: Method using fast alkaline transesterification and measurement for 2-MCPD, 3-MCPD and glycidol
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 11
ISO 18400-205:2018
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 205: Guidance on the procedure for investigation of natural, near-natural and cultivated sites
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO/WD TS 19124-1
Geographic information — Calibration and validation of remote sensing data and derived products — Part 1: Fundamentals
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19144-1:2009
Geographic information — Classification systems — Part 1: Classification system structure
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19144-2:2012
Geographic information - Classification systems — Part 2: Land Cover Meta Language (LCML)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19152:2012
Geographic information — Land Administration Domain Model (LADM)
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO/DIS 19747
Fertilizers and soil conditioners — Determination of monosilicic acid concentrations in nonliquid fertilizer materials
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 134
ISO 19867-1:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions — Harmonized laboratory test protocols — Part 1: Standard test sequence for emissions and performance, safety and durability
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/TR 19867-3:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions — Harmonized laboratory test protocols — Part 3: Voluntary performance targets for cookstoves based on laboratory testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 19869:2019
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions — Field testing methods for cookstoves
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO 20400:2017
Sustainable procurement — Guidance
ISO/TMBG
ISO 20419:2018
Treated wastewater reuse for irrigation — Guidelines for the adaptation of irrigation systems and practices to treated wastewater
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO 20426:2018
Guidelines for health risk assessment and management for non-potable water reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20468-1:2018
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems — Part 1: General
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20468-2:2019
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems — Part 2: Methodology to evaluate performance of treatment systems on the basis of greenhouse gas emissions
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/DIS 20468-3
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems — Part 3: Ozone treatment technology
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/DIS 20468-4
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems — Part 4: UV Disinfection
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/DIS 20468-5
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems — Part 5: Membrane filtration
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/DIS 20468-6
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems — Part 6: Ion exchange and electrodialysis
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/DIS 20468-7
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems — Part 7: Advanced oxidation processes technology
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO 20469:2018
Guidelines for water quality grade classification for water reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 3
ISO/CD 20480-3
Fine bubble technology — General principles for usage and measurement of fine bubbles — Part 3: Terminology of fine bubble generating systems
Special technologies ISO/TC 281
ISO 20670:2018
Water reuse — Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282
ISO 20760-1:2018
Water reuse in urban areas — Guidelines for centralized water reuse system — Part 1: Design principle of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO 20760-2:2017
Water reuse in urban areas — Guidelines for centralized water reuse system — Part 2: Management of a centralized water reuse system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO 20761:2018
Water reuse in urban areas — Guidelines for water reuse safety evaluation — Assessment parameters and methods
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/TR 21276:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions — Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/DIS 21543
Milk and milk products — Guidelines for the application of near infrared spectrometry
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 5
ISO/TS 21929-2:2015
Sustainability in building construction — Sustainability indicators — Part 2: Framework for the development of indicators for civil engineering works
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 21931-2:2019
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works — Framework for methods of assessment of the environmental, social and economic performance of construction works as a basis for sustainability assessment — Part 2: Civil engineering works
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 21939-1:2019
A method to calculate and express energy consumption of industrial wastewater treatment for the purpose of water reuse — Part 1: Biological processes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO 22000:2018
Food safety management systems — Requirements for any organization in the food chain
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 17
ISO/CD 22238
Water reuse — A guideline to wastewater disinfection and equivalent treatments
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 1
ISO/AWI 22371
Security and resilience - Urban resilience - Framework, model and guidelines for strategy and implementation
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 292
ISO 22447:2019
Industrial wastewater classification
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO 22449-1
Use of reclaimed water in industrial cooling systems — Part 1: Technical guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/FDIS 22449-2
Use of reclaimed water in industrial cooling systems — Part 2: Guidelines for cost analysis
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO 22519:2019
Purified water and water for injection pretreatment and production systems
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282
ISO/FDIS 22524
Pilot plan for industrial wastewater treatment facilities in the objective of reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/CD 22948
Carbon footprint for seafood — Product category rules (CFP-PCR) for finfish
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 234
ISO/CD 23043.2
Evaluation methods for industrial wastewater treatment reuse processes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 23044
Guidelines for softening and desalination of industrial wastewater for reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 23056
Water reuse in urban areas — Guidelines for decentralized/onsite water reuse system — Design principle of a decentralized/onsite system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/DIS 23070
Water reuse in urban areas — Guidelines for reclaimed water treatment — Design principle of a RO desalination system of municipal wastewater
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 2
ISO/DIS 23970
Milk, milk products and infant formulae — Determination of melamine and cyanuric acid by liquid chromatography and tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS)
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 5
ISO/CD 24081
Ground cassava leaves (isombe) — Specification
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 3
ISO/AWI 24142
Safety requirements for dry and semi-dry single feed machine, processing systems and complete production line
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 293
ISO/NP 24223
Cheese — Guidance on sample preparation for physical and chemical testing
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 5
ISO/DIS 24261-1
Fine bubble technology — Elimination method for sample characterization — Part 1: Evaluation procedure
Special technologies ISO/TC 281
ISO/WD 24378
Feed machinery terminology
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 293
ISO 26000:2010
Guidance on social responsibility
ISO/TMBG
ISO/TS 26030
Social responsibility and sustainable development — Guidance on using ISO 26000:2010 in the food chain
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34
ISO/WD 32210
Framework for sustainable finance: Principles and guidance
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 322
ISO 34101-1:2019
Sustainable and traceable cocoa — Part 1: Requirements for cocoa sustainability management systems
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 34101-2:2019
Sustainable and traceable cocoa — Part 2: Requirements for performance (related to economic, social and environmental aspects)
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 34101-3:2019
Sustainable and traceable cocoa — Part 3: Requirements for traceability
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 34101-4:2019
Sustainable and traceable cocoa — Part 4: Requirements for certification schemes
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities — Management system for sustainable development — Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268