Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Protecting and promoting life on land through better use of resources is the objective of hundreds of ISO standards.

For example, the two-part series ISO 14055, Environmental management – Guidelines for establishing good practices for combatting land degradation and desertification, is a welcome addition to the ISO 14000 family of standards for environmental management. Another area of focus for ISO is sustainable forestry. The upcoming ISO 38200, Chain of custody of wood and woodbased products, will promote traceability in the wood supply chain by encouraging greater use of wood from sustainable sources, and will be an essential tool for helping to combat illegal deforestation. 

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137 standards contributing to SDG 15

Standard and/or project Sector TC
IWA 28:2018
Faecal sludge treatment units — Energy independent, prefabricated, community-scale resource-recovery units — Safety and performance
ISO/TMBG
ISO/WD PAS 1996-3
Acoustics — Description, measurement and assessment of environmental noise — Part 3: Objective method for the measurement of prominence of impulsive sounds and for adjustment of LAeq
Horizontal subjects ISO/TC 43/SC 1
ISO 5667-15:2009
Water quality — Sampling — Part 15: Guidance on the preservation and handling of sludge and sediment samples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO 6707-1:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works — Vocabulary — Part 1: General terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6707-2:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works — Vocabulary — Part 2: Contract and communication terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 6707-3:2017
Buildings and civil engineering works — Vocabulary — Part 3: Sustainability terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO/DIS 6707-1
Buildings and civil engineering works — Vocabulary — Part 1: General terms
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 2
ISO 10382:2002
Soil quality — Determination of organochlorine pesticides and polychlorinated biphenyls — Gas-chromatographic method with electron capture detection
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 3
ISO 10390:2005
Soil quality — Determination of pH
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 3
ISO 10930:2012
Soil quality — Measurement of the stability of soil aggregates subjected to the action of water
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 3
ISO 11264:2005
Soil quality — Determination of herbicides — Method using HPLC with UV-detection
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 3
ISO/AWI 11268-2
Soil quality — Effects of pollutants on earthworms — Part 2: Determination of effects on reproduction of Eisenia fetida/Eisenia andrei
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 4
ISO 11269-1:2012
Soil quality — Determination of the effects of pollutants on soil flora — Part 1: Method for the measurement of inhibition of root growth
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 4
ISO 11269-2:2012
Soil quality — Determination of the effects of pollutants on soil flora — Part 2: Effects of contaminated soil on the emergence and early growth of higher plants
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 4
ISO 11504:2017
Soil quality — Assessment of impact from soil contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO/TS 12720:2014
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works — Guidelines on the application of the general principles in ISO 15392
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 13009:2015
Tourism and related services — Requirements and recommendations for beach operation
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO 13065:2015
Sustainability criteria for bioenergy
ISO/TMBG
ISO/TS 13811:2015
Tourism and related services — Guidelines on developing environmental specifications for accommodation establishments
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO 14001:2015
Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 1
ISO/AWI 14015
Environmental management — Environmental Due Diligence Assessment (revision of ISO 14015:2001)
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 2
ISO 14024:2018
Environmental labels and declarations — Type I environmental labelling — Principles and procedures
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 3
ISO 14033:2019
Environmental management — Quantitative environmental information — Guidelines and examples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 4
ISO 14055-1:2017
Environmental management — Guidelines for establishing good practices for combatting land degradation and desertification — Part 1: Good practices framework
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207
ISO/WD TR 14055-2
Environmental management — Guidelines for establishing good practices for combatting land degradation and desertification — Part 2: Regional case studies
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207
ISO/NP TS 14074
Environmental management — Life cycle assessment — Principles, requirements and guidelines for normalization, weighting and interpretation
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 5
ISO/DIS 14091
Adaptation to climate change — Guidelines on vulnerability, impacts and risk assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 207/SC 7
ISO 15089:2000
Water quality — Guidelines for selective immunoassays for the determination of plant treatment and pesticide agents
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 2
ISO/FDIS 15392
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works — General principles
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
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 16133:2004
Soil quality — Guidance on the establishment and maintenance of monitoring programmes
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18065:2015
Tourism and related services — Tourist services for public use provided by Natural Protected Areas Authorities — Requirements
Services ISO/TC 228
ISO 18400-100:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 100: Guidance on the selection of sampling standards
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-101:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 101: Framework for the preparation and application of a sampling plan
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-102:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 102: Selection and application of sampling techniques
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-103:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 103: Safety
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-104:2018
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 104: Strategies
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-105:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 105: Packaging, transport, storage and preservation of samples
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-106:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 106: Quality control and quality assurance
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-107:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 107: Recording and reporting
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-201:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 201: Physical pretreatment in the field
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-202:2018
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 202: Preliminary investigations
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-203:2018
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 203: Investigation of potentially contaminated sites
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
ISO 18400-204:2017
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 204: Guidance on sampling of soil gas
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 7
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 18400-206:2018
Soil quality — Sampling — Part 206: Collection, handling and storage of soil under aerobic conditions for the assessment of microbiological processes, biomass and diversity in the laboratory
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 4
ISO 18601:2013
Packaging and the environment — General requirements for the use of ISO standards in the field of packaging and the environment
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18602:2013
Packaging and the environment — Optimization of the packaging system
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18603:2013
Packaging and the environment — Reuse
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18604:2013
Packaging and the environment — Material recycling
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18605:2013
Packaging and the environment — Energy recovery
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
ISO 18606:2013
Packaging and the environment — Organic recycling
Freight, packaging and distribution ISO/TC 122/SC 4
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 19160-1:2015
Addressing — Part 1: Conceptual model
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO 19160-4:2017
Addressing — Part 4: International postal address components and template language
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 211
ISO/DIS 19698
Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment and disposal — Beneficial use of biosolids — Land applications
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 275
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/NP TR 19915
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions — Guidelines for social impact assessment
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
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/AWI 20468-8
Guidelines for performance evaluation of treatment technologies for water reuse systems — Part 8: Evaluation of wastewater reclamation technologies based on life cycle cost
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/DTS 21256-1
Fine bubble technology — Cleaning applications — Part 1: Test method for cleaning salt (NaCl)-stained surfaces
Special technologies ISO/TC 281
ISO/TR 21276:2018
Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions — Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 285
ISO/DIS 21678
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works — Indicators and benchmarks — Principles for the development and use of benchmarks
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
ISO 21929-1:2011
Sustainability in building construction — Sustainability indicators — Part 1: Framework for the development of indicators and a core set of indicators for buildings
Building and construction ISO/TC 59/SC 17
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 21930:2017
Sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works — Core rules for environmental product declarations of construction products and services
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/WD 21931-1
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 1: Buildings
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/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/PRF 22447
Industrial wastewater classification
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 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/FDIS 22449-1
Use of reclaimed water in industrial cooling systems — Part 1: Technical guidelines
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
ISO/DIS 22450
Elements recycling –Communication formats for providing recycling information on rare earth elements in industrial waste and end of life products
Ores and metals ISO/TC 298
ISO/WD TS 22451
Rare earth — Elements recycling — Measurement method of rare earth elements in by-products and industrial wastes
Ores and metals ISO/TC 298
ISO/WD 22453
Rare earth — Elements recycling — Method for the exchange of information of rare earth elements in by-products and industrial wastes
Ores and metals ISO/TC 298
ISO 22519:2019
Purified water and water for injection pretreatment and production systems
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282
ISO/DIS 22524
Pilot plan for industrial wastewater treatment facilities in the objective of reuse
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 282/SC 4
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/NP TS 23151
Nanotechnologies — Particle size distribution for cellulose nanocrystals
Special technologies ISO/TC 229
ISO/IEC AWI 23763
Information technology — Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation — Display device interface for mixed and augmented reality
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 24
ISO/AWI 23880
Sludge recovery, recycling, treatment and disposal — Vocabulary
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 275
ISO/AWI 23903
Health Informatics — Interoperability Reference Architecture
Health, medicine and laboratory equipment ISO/TC 215
ISO/NP 23992
Soil quality — Framework for detailed recording and monitoring of changes in dynamic soil properties
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190
ISO/CD 24032
Soil quality — In situ caging of snails to assess bioaccumulation of contaminants
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190/SC 4
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/AWI 24246
Space systems — Requirements for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning augmentation centers
Transport ISO/TC 20/SC 14
ISO/AWI 24260
Thermal insulation products——Hemp fiber mat and board——Specification
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 3
ISO/WD 24285
Thermal insulation for building equipment and industrial applications — Cellular Glass products — Specification
Building and construction ISO/TC 163/SC 3
ISO/NP 24302
Water quality- Sea water- Sampling for the parameters of the oceanic carbon dioxide system
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 147/SC 6
ISO/AWI 24419
Abandoned Mine Management
Mechanical engineering ISO/TC 82/SC 7
ISO/WD 24449
Metallic and other inorganic coatings- Determination of thermal conductivity of thermal barrier coatings at elevated temperature
Ores and metals ISO/TC 107
ISO 24510:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services — Guidelines for the assessment and for the improvement of the service to users
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24511:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services — Guidelines for the management of wastewater utilities and for the assessment of wastewater services
Services ISO/TC 224
ISO 24512:2007
Activities relating to drinking water and wastewater services — Guidelines for the management of drinking water utilities and for the assessment of drinking water services
Services ISO/TC 224
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 25177:2008
Soil quality — Field soil description
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190
ISO 25177:2019
Soil quality — Field soil description
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 190
ISO 26000:2010
Guidance on social responsibility
ISO/TMBG
ISO/DTS 26030
Social responsibility and sustainable development — Guidance on using ISO 26000:2010 in the food chain
Food and agriculture ISO/TC 34
ISO/AWI 30426
Compensation System
Business management and innovation ISO/TC 260
ISO 30500:2018
Non-sewered sanitation systems — Prefabricated integrated treatment units — General safety and performance requirements for design and testing
ISO/TMBG
ISO 31000:2018
Risk management — Guidelines
Security, safety and risk ISO/TC 262
ISO/AWI 34000
Date and time — Concepts and vocabulary
Information technology, graphics and photography ISO/TC 154
ISO 37101:2016
Sustainable development in communities — Management system for sustainable development — Requirements with guidance for use
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/AWI 37108
Sustainable cities and communities — Business districts — Guidance for practical local implementation of ISO 37101
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268
ISO/CD 37164
Smart community infrastructures — Smart transportation using fuel cell LRT
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268/SC 1
ISO/DIS 37165
Smart community infrastructures — Guidance on smart transportation by non-cash payment for fare/fees in transportation and its related or additional services
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268/SC 1
ISO/AWI 37166
Smart community infrastructures —Specification of multi-source urban data integration for smart city planning(SCP)
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268/SC 1
ISO/AWI 37167
Smart community infrastructures — Smart transportation for energy saving by intentionally slowly driving
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 268/SC 1
ISO 38200:2018
Chain of custody of wood and wood-based products
Sustainability and environment ISO/TC 287