5
Gender Equality
Sustainable Development Goal

5 Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Gender equality is a key component of social responsibility, and the empowerment of women and their equality in society is underlined in ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility.

This standard aims to eliminate bias and promote parity through recommending that organizations have a balanced mix of men and women in governing structures and management, ensure both sexes are treated equally when it comes to recruitment, career opportunities and pay, and make sure the needs of men and women are given equal consideration in company decisions and activities.

In addition, ISO aims to encourage equal representation in standardization, to strengthen the participation of women in the development of ISO International Standards and to make them more relevant to women around the world.

For this reason, ISO has recently joined the International Gender Champions – a leadership network working to advance gender parity in executive management.

 

Sergio Mujica

This year’s International Women’s Day comes at a time of an unprecedented global movement for women’s rights and equality. It’s in this context that I would like to announce my commitment to join the @INTGenderChamps.

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13 standards contributing to SDG 5

Standard and/or project Sector TC
ISO 9001:2015
Quality management systems -- Requirements
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 2
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO 20121:2012
Event sustainability management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
ISO/TMBG
ISO 20400:2017
Sustainable procurement -- Guidance
ISO/TMBG
ISO 24521:2016
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services -- Guidelines for the management of basic on-site domestic wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 25841:2017
Female condoms -- Requirements and test methods
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 157
ISO/DTS 26030 [Under development]
Sustainable development and social responsibility -- Guidance for using ISO 26000:2010 in the food chain
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34
ISO 30500:2018
Non-sewered sanitation systems -- Prefabricated integrated treatment units -- General safety and performance requirements for design and testing
Sustainability and environment ISO/PC 305
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities -- Management system for sustainable development -- Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 37120:2018
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for city services and quality of life
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/DIS 37122 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for smart cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/DIS 37123 [Under development]
Sustainable cities and communities -- Indicators for resilient cities
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO 45001:2018
Occupational health and safety management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 283