10
Reduced Inequalities
Sustainable Development Goal

10 Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries

Advanced societies rely on a complex quality and compliance system to ensure proper functioning of the market, protect people’s health and safety and preserve the environment. This system is commonly defined as a national quality infrastructure (NQI) and refers to all aspects of metrology, standardization, testing, quality management, certification and accreditation that have a bearing on conformity assessment.

Many developing countries suffer from a weak NQI, which can be a major impediment to their integration into regional and global markets, limiting the opportunities offered by trade and hindering their ability to improve public welfare in vital areas such as health, safety and environmental protection. Part of the ISO Strategy 2016-2020 involves capacity building for developing countries in areas such as strategy, technical and operational expertise, and relationships with policy makers, to support their participation in international standardization.

This, in turn, helps them strengthen their NQI, thus reducing inequalities within and amongst countries. What’s more, ISO standards themselves contribute to the reduction of inequalities, because they serve as a common language that helps to break down barriers to trade, promote innovation and level the playing field for organizations of all types wishing to compete in national and international markets. We also have specific standards that will help organizations contribute directly to this SDG.

ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility, for example, provides guidelines on how businesses and organizations can operate in a socially responsible way, which includes encompassing the principles of non-discrimination and equal opportunities. The core subjects and issues defined by the standard comprise human rights, labour practices, the environment, fair operating practices, consumer issues and community involvement.  

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51 standards contributing to SDG 10

Standard and/or project Sector TC
ISO 7176-2:2017
Wheelchairs -- Part 2: Determination of dynamic stability of electrically powered wheelchairs
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-6:2018
Wheelchairs -- Part 6: Determination of maximum speed of electrically powered wheelchairs
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-8:2014
Wheelchairs -- Part 8: Requirements and test methods for static, impact and fatigue strengths
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-22:2014
Wheelchairs -- Part 22: Set-up procedures
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-25:2013
Wheelchairs -- Part 25: Batteries and chargers for powered wheelchairs
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 7176-30 [Under development]
Wheelchairs -- Part 30: Wheelchairs for changing occupant posture -- Test methods and requirements
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 9004:2018
Quality management -- Quality of an organization -- Guidance to achieve sustained success
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 2
ISO 9999:2016
Assistive products for persons with disability -- Classification and terminology
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 2
ISO 10001:2018
Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for codes of conduct for organizations
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO 10002:2018
Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO 10003:2018
Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for dispute resolution external to organizations
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO 10008:2013
Quality management -- Customer satisfaction -- Guidelines for business-to-consumer electronic commerce transactions
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO/NP 10014 [Under development]
Quality management -- Guidelines for realizing financial and economic benefits
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO/DIS 10015 [Under development]
Quality management -- Guidelines for competence management and people development
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO/DIS 10018 [Under development]
Quality management systems -- Guidelines on people engagement
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176/SC 3
ISO 10542-1:2012
Technical systems and aids for disabled or handicapped persons -- Wheelchair tiedown and occupant-restraint systems -- Part 1: Requirements and test methods for all systems
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 11608-7:2016
Needle-based injection systems for medical use -- Requirements and test methods -- Part 7: Accessibility for persons with visual impairment
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 84
ISO 13485:2016
Medical devices -- Quality management systems -- Requirements for regulatory purposes
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 210
ISO 14242-2:2016
Implants for surgery -- Wear of total hip-joint prostheses -- Part 2: Methods of measurement
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 150/SC 4
ISO 15392:2008
Sustainability in building construction -- General principles
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 16840-3:2014
Wheelchair seating -- Part 3: Determination of static, impact and repetitive load strengths for postural support devices
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 1
ISO 17351:2013
Packaging -- Braille on packaging for medicinal products
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122
ISO/FDIS 18091 [Under development]
Quality management systems -- Guidelines for the application of ISO 9001 in local government
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176
ISO 19028:2016
Accessible design -- Information contents, figuration and display methods of tactile guide maps
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 173/SC 7
ISO 19160-1:2015
Addressing -- Part 1: Conceptual model
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19809:2017
Packaging -- Accessible design -- Information and marking
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122
ISO 20121:2012
Event sustainability management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
ISO/TMBG
ISO 20400:2017
Sustainable procurement -- Guidance
ISO/TMBG
ISO 21001:2018
Educational organizations -- Management systems for educational organizations -- Requirements with guidance for use
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/PC 288
ISO 21041:2018
Guidance on unit pricing
Services ISO/PC 294
ISO 21542:2011
Building construction -- Accessibility and usability of the built environment
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 16
ISO/CD 21902 [Under development]
Tourism and related services -- Accessible tourism for all -- Requirements and recommendations
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO/CD 22095 [Under development]
Chain of custody -- General terminology, concepts, requirements and guidance
Business management and innovation ISO/PC 308
ISO/WD 22458 [Under development]
Inclusive service: identifying and responding to consumers in vulnerable situations
Services ISO/PC 311
ISO/FDIS 24508 [Under development]
Ergonomics -- Accessible design -- Guidelines for designing tactile symbols and letters
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 159/SC 4
ISO/DIS 24509 [Under development]
Ergonomics -- Accessible design -- A method for estimating minimum legible font size for people at any age
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 159/SC 4
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/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 34101-1 [Under development]
Sustainable and traceable cocoa -- Part 1: Requirements for cocoa sustainability management systems
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 34101-2 [Under development]
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 [Under development]
Sustainable and traceable cocoa -- Part 3: Requirements for traceability
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO/FDIS 34101-4 [Under development]
Sustainable and traceable cocoa -- Part 4: Requirements for certification schemes
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34/SC 18
ISO 37001:2016
Anti-bribery management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 309
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 38200:2018
Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products
Sustainability and environment ISO/PC 287
ISO 45001:2018
Occupational health and safety management systems -- Requirements with guidance for use
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 283
ISO/PRF TS 54001 [Under development]
Quality management systems -- Particular requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2008 for electoral organizations at all levels of government
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 176