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Number Name of the Standard Type Brief
1. Standard on Biodiversity Offsets BBOP (Business and Biodiversity Offset Program) The BBOP Standard on Biodiversity Offsets adds a hierarchy of Criteria and Indicators to the ten Principles that BBOP established in 2009. The Standard will enable project developers to manage biodiversity related risks by providing an auditable approach to no net loss, as well as enabling auditors and assessors to determine whether an offset has been designed and subsequently implemented in accordance with the BBOP Principles.
2. Forest Stewardship Council Standard FSC STANDARDS FSC is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.
3. The Marine Stewardship Council Standard MSC Standards The Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.
4. The Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil Standard RSPO Standards The Sustainable Palm Oil Transparency Toolkit (SPOTT) is a project from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) to provide practical information and resources to stakeholders in the palm oil industry, in order to reduce its negative environmental impacts.
5. Round Table on Responsible Soy Standard RTRS Standard The Round Table on Responsible Soy is a civil organization that promotes responsible production, processing and trading of soy on a global level
6. Integrating Climate Change Adaptation into Development Co-operation (Policy Guidance) OECD (ORGANISATION FOR ECONOMIC CO-OPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT) This policy guidance is intended to provide policy makers and practitioners in development co-operation agencies with information and advice on how to mainstream climate change into development.
7. Performance Standard 1 Assessment and Management of Environmental and Social Risks and Impacts IFC (International Finance Group) Performance Standard 1 establishes the importance of:
  1. Integrated assessment to identify the environmental and social impacts, risks, and opportunities of projects
  2. Effective community engagement through disclosure of project-related information and consultation with local communities on matters that directly affect them and
  3. The client’s management of environmental and social performance throughout the life of the project
8. Performance Standard 2 Labor and Working Conditions IFC (International Finance Group) Performance Standard 2 recognizes that the pursuit of economic growth through employment creation and income generation should be accompanied by protection of the fundamental rights of workers.
9. Performance Standard 3 Resource Efficiency and Pollution Prevention IFC (International Finance Group) Performance Standard 3 recognizes that increased economic activity and urbanization often generate increased levels of pollution to air, water, and land, and consume finite resources in a manner that may threaten people and the environment at the local, regional, and global levels.
10. Performance Standard 4 Community Health, Safety, and Security IFC (International Finance Group) Performance Standard 4 recognizes that project activities, equipment, and infrastructure can increase community exposure to risks and impacts.
11. Performance Standard 5 Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement IFC (International Finance Group) Performance Standard 5 recognizes that project-related land acquisition and restrictions on land use that can have adverse impacts on communities and persons that use this land.
12. Performance Standard 6 Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Management of Living Natural Resources IFC (International Finance Group) Performance Standard 6 recognizes that protecting and conserving biodiversity, maintaining ecosystem services, and sustainably managing living natural resources are fundamental to sustainable development.
13. Performance Standard 7 Indigenous Peoples IFC (International Finance Group) Performance Standard 7 recognizes that Indigenous Peoples, as social groups with identities that are distinct from mainstream groups in national societies, are often among the most marginalized and vulnerable segments of the population.
14. Performance Standard 8 Cultural Heritage IFC (International Finance Group) Performance Standard 8 recognizes the importance of cultural heritage for current and future generations. Consistent with the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, this Performance Standard aims to ensure that clients protect cultural heritage in the course of their project activities. In addition, the requirements of this Performance Standard on a project’s use of cultural heritage are based in part on standards set by the Convention on Biological Diversity.
15. Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines IFC (International Finance Group) The Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) Guidelines are technical reference documents with general and industry-specific examples of Good International Industry Practice (GIIP).

1. Environmental 2. Occupational Health and Safety 3. Community Health and Safety 4. Construction and Decommissioning

16. STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES for COUNTRIES ADOPTING the “DELIVERING AS ONE” APPROACH United Nations Development Group (UNDG) In releasing the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for Countries Adopting the “Delivering as one” approach, the UN Development Group (UNDG) is responding to the request from UN Member States, articulated in the QCPR, to deepen the “Delivering as one” reform, and to ensure that all countries which wished to pursue it can do so.
17. SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS United Nations Development Programme

Standard 1: Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management Standard 2: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Standard 3: Community Health, Safety and Working Conditions Standard 4: Cultural Heritage Standard 5: Displacement and Resettlement Standard 6: Indigenous Peoples Standard 7: Pollution Prevention and Resource Efficiency

18. Water and Environmental Technology Standards ASTM International *(Paid documents)

Volume 11.01 Water (I) Volume 11.02 Water (II) Volume 11.03 Occupational Health and Safety; Protective Clothing Volume 11.04 Waste Management Volume 11.05 Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action Volume 11.06 Environmental Assessment, Risk Management and Corrective Action; Biological Effects and Environmental Fate Volume 11.07 Air Quality Volume 11.08 Pesticides, Antimicrobials, and Alternative Control Agents; Hazardous Substances and Oil Spill Response

19. Environmental Standards ASTM International *(Paid documents) List of environmental standards developed by ASTM:
  1. Atmospheric Analysis Standards
  2. Environmental Assessment Standards and Risk Management Standards
  3. Environmental Toxicology Standards
  4. Waste Management Standards
  5. Water Testing Standards
20. Environmental management - The ISO 14000 family of International Standards ISO ISO 14001 is the world’s most recognized framework for environmental management systems (EMS)
21. ISO 14050:2009 Environmental management–Vocabulary ISO *(Paid) ISO 14050:2009 defines terms of fundamental concepts related to environmental management, published in the ISO 14000 series of International Standards.
22. ISO 14040:2006 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Principles and framework ISO *(Paid) ISO 14040:2006 describes the principles and framework for life cycle assessment (LCA) including: definition of the goal and scope of the LCA, the life cycle inventory analysis (LCI) phase, the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase, the life cycle interpretation phase, reporting and critical review of the LCA, limitations of the LCA, the relationship between the LCA phases, and conditions for use of value choices and optional elements.
23. ISO 14015:2001 Environmental management – Environmental assessment of sites and organizations (EASO) ISO *(Paid) This International Standard provides guidance on how to conduct an EASO through a systematic process of identifying environmental aspects and environmental issues and determining, if appropriate, their business consequences.
24. ISO 14020:2000 Environmental labels and declarations – General principles ISO *(Paid) This International Standard establishes guiding principles for the development and use of environmental labels and declarations.
25. ISO 14001:2004 Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use ISO *(Paid) SO 14004:2004 provides guidance on the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of an environmental management system and its coordination with other management systems.
26. ISO 14044:2006 Environmental management – Life cycle assessment – Requirements and guidelines ISO *(Paid) ISO 14044:2006 specifies requirements and provides guidelines for life cycle assessment (LCA) including: definition of the goal and scope of the LCA, the life cycle inventory analysis (LCI) phase, the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase, the life cycle interpretation phase, reporting and critical review of the LCA, limitations of the LCA, relationship between the LCA phases, and conditions for use of value choices and optional elements.
27. ISO 14021:1999 Environmental labels and declarations – Self-declared environmental claims (Type II environmental labeling) ISO *(Paid) This International Standard specifies requirements for self-declared environmental claims, including statements, symbols and graphics, regarding products. It further describes selected terms commonly used in environmental claims and gives qualifications for their use. This International Standard also describes a general evaluation and verification methodology for self-declared environmental claims and specific evaluation and verification methods for the selected claims in this standard.
28. ISO 14004:2004 Environmental management systems – General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques ISO *(Paid) ISO 14004:2004 provides guidance on the establishment, implementation, maintenance and improvement of an environmental management system and its coordination with other management systems.
29. ISO 14024:1999 Environmental labels and declarations – Type I environmental labelling – Principles and procedures ISO *(Paid) This International Standard establishes the principles and procedures for developing Type I environmental labeling programmes, including the selection of product categories, product environmental criteria and product function characteristics; and for assessing and demonstrating compliance. This International Standard also establishes the certification procedures for awarding the label.
30. [https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:ts:14048:ed-1:v1:en ISO/TS-14048:2002 Environmental management–Life cycle assessment–Data

documentation format]

ISO *(Paid) This Technical Specification provides the requirements and a structure for a data documentation format, to be used for transparent and unambiguous documentation and exchange of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data, thus permitting consistent documentation of data, reporting of data collection, data calculation and data quality, by specifying and structuring relevant information.
31. ISO 14025:2006 Environmental labels and declarations – Type III environmental declarations – Principles and procedures ISO *(Paid) ISO 14025:2006 establishes the principles and specifies the procedures for developing Type III environmental declaration programmes and Type III environmental declarations. It specifically establishes the use of the ISO 14040 series of standards in the development of Type III environmental declaration programmes and Type III environmental declarations.
32. ISO Guide 64:2008 Guide for addressing environmental issues in product standards ISO *(Paid) ISO Guide 64:2008 provides guidance on addressing environmental issues in product standards. It is primarily intended for product standards writers.
33. [https://www.iso.org/obp/ui/#iso:std:iso:14064:-3:ed-1:v1:en ISO-14064-3:2006 Greenhouse gases–Part 3:Specification with guidance

for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions]

ISO *(Paid) ISO 14064-3:2006 specifies principles and requirements and provides guidance for those conducting or managing the validation and/or verification of greenhouse gas (GHG) assertions. It can be applied to organizational or GHG project quantification, including GHG quantification, monitoring and reporting carried out in accordance with ISO 14064-1 or ISO 14064-2.
34. ISO 14063:2006 Environmental management – Environmental communication – Guidelines and examples ISO *(Paid) ISO 14063:2006 gives guidance to an organization on general principles, policy, strategy and activities relating to both internal and external environmental communication. It utilizes proven and well-established approaches for communication, adapted to the specific conditions that exist in environmental communication.
35. ISO/TR 14062:2002 Environmental management – Integrating environmental aspects into product design and development ISO *(Paid) ISO/TR 14062:2002 describes concepts and current practices relating to the integration of environmental aspects into product design and development.
36. ISO 14064-1:2006 Greenhouse gases – Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals ISO *(Paid) ISO 14064-1:2006 specifies principles and requirements at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization's GHG inventory.
37. ISO 14064-2:2006 Greenhouse gases – Part 2 : Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements ISO *(Paid) ISO 14064-2:2006 specifies principles and requirements and provides guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of activities intended to cause greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions or removal enhancements. It includes requirements for planning a GHG project, identifying and selecting GHG sources, sinks and reservoirs relevant to the project and baseline scenario, monitoring, quantifying, documenting and reporting GHG project performance and managing data quality.
38. ISO 17422:2002 Plastics -- Environmental aspects -- General guidelines for their inclusion in standards ISO *(Paid) ISO 17422:2002 provides a structure for inclusion of environmental aspects in standards for plastics products. It proposes an approach which is directed at minimizing any adverse environmental impact without detracting from the primary purpose of ensuring adequate fitness for use of the products under consideration.
39. ISO/TR 24699:2009 Rubber and rubber products -- Environmental aspects -- General guidelines for their inclusion in standards ISO *(Paid) SO/TR 24699:2009 provides guidelines for inclusion of environmental aspects in standards for rubber and rubber products. It proposes an approach which is directed at minimizing any adverse environmental impact of the products under consideration without detracting from the primary purpose of ensuring their adequate fitness for use. It closely follows the guidelines laid down in ISO 17422, with certain modifications to make it applicable to rubber and rubber products.
40. ISO 4117:1993 Air and air/land cargo pallets -- Specification and testing ISO *(Paid) Gives dimensional, structural and environmental requirements for 2,44 m wide pallets to be used in freighter versions of high-capacity fixed wing aircraft and is intended to be compatible with the 2,44 × 2,44 m cross-section containers described in International Standards for air-land cargo containers. Pallet nets used in conjunction with these pallets are described in ISO 4115.
41. ISO 20837:2006 Microbiology of food and animal feeding stuffs -- Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for the detection of food-borne pathogens -- Requirements for sample preparation for qualitative detection ISO *(Paid) ISO 20837:2006 provides criteria and examples for sample preparation in order to obtain PCR-compatible samples or nucleic acids of suitable quality and quantity for PCR.

It provides a description of the general principles involved. References to standards concerning the enrichment of microorganisms are given in Annex A, and a detailed method for DNA extraction is given in Annex B.

42. ISO 12473:2006 General principles of cathodic protection in sea water ISO *(Paid) ISO 12473:2006 covers the general principles of cathodic protection including the criteria for protection, environmental and design considerations and secondary effects of cathodic protection, and is intended as an introduction to other European Standards in the general series "Cathodic Protection of Steel Structures in Sea Water".
43. ISO 26000:2010 Guidance on social responsibility ISO *(Paid) ISO 26000:2010 is intended to assist organizations in contributing to sustainable development. It is intended to encourage them to go beyond legal compliance, recognizing that compliance with law is a fundamental duty of any organization and an essential part of their social responsibility. It is intended to promote common understanding in the field of social responsibility, and to complement other instruments and initiatives for social responsibility, not to replace them.
44. ISO/TS 14033:2012 Environmental management -- Quantitative environmental information -- Guidelines and examples ISO *(Paid) ISO/TS 14033:2012 supports the application of standards and reports on environmental management. It provides guidelines on how to acquire quantitative environmental information and data and implement methodology. It gives guidelines to organizations on general principles, policy, strategy and activities necessary to obtain quantitative environmental information for internal and/or external purposes.
45. ISO 26367-1:2011 Guidelines for assessing the adverse environmental impact of fire effluents -- Part 1: General ISO *(Paid) SO 26367-1:2011 gives guidelines whose primary focus is the assessment of the adverse environmental impact of fire effluents, including those from fires occurring in commercial and domestic premises, unenclosed commercial sites, industrial and agricultural sites, as well as those involving road, rail and maritime transport systems. Its scope does not extend to direct acute toxicity issues, which are covered by other existing International Standards.
46. ISO/IEC TR 29106:2007 Information technology -- Generic cabling -- Introduction to the MICE environmental classification ISO *(Paid) This Technical Report acts as an introduction to the concepts used to develop the MICE environmental classification system used in cabling standards developed by ISO/IEC. It also gives the sources used to define the boundaries of MICE classifications.
47. ISO 30000:2009 Ships and marine technology -- Ship recycling management systems -- Specifications for management systems for safe and environmentally sound ship recycling facilities ISO *(Paid) ISO 30000:2009 specifies requirements for a management system to enable a ship recycling facility to develop and implement procedures, policies and objectives in order to be able to undertake safe and environmentally sound ship recycling operations in accordance with national and international standards.
48. ISO/IEC 29142-3:2013 Information technology -- Print cartridge characterization -- Part 3: Environment ISO *(Paid) ISO/IEC 29142-3:2013 describes the principles and framework for environmental assessment of ink and toner cartridges used in printing devices that have a digital input printing path, including multi-function devices
49. ISO 16745:2015 Environmental performance of buildings -- Carbon metric of a building -- Use stage ISO *(Paid) ISO 16745:2015 provides requirements for determining and reporting a carbon metric of an existing building, associated with the operation of the building. It sets out methods for the calculation, reporting, communication, and verification of a set of carbon metrics for GHG emissions arising from the measured energy use during the operation of an existing building, the measured user-related energy use, and other relevant GHG emissions and removals. These carbon metrics are separated into three measures designated CM1, CM2, and CM3.
50. ISO/TS 14067:2013 Greenhouse gases -- Carbon footprint of products -- Requirements and guidelines for quantification and communication ISO *(Paid) ISO/TS 14067:2013 specifies principles, requirements and guidelines for the quantification and communication of the carbon footprint of a product (CFP), based on International Standards on life cycle assessment (ISO 14040 and ISO 14044) for quantification and on environmental labels and declarations (ISO 14020, ISO 14024 and ISO 14025) for communication.
51. ISO/IEC 9973:2013 Information technology -- Computer graphics, image processing and environmental data representation -- Procedures for registration of items ISO *(Paid) ISO/IEC 9973:2013 specifies procedures to be followed in preparing, maintaining and publishing the International Register of Items for any standard whose classes of items are applicable to this register. The items that may be registered fall into several broad categories including:

1. computer graphics concepts, 2. data structures used by relevant standards, 3. spatial and environmental concepts, and 4. profiles of relevant standards.

52. ISO/TS 16901:2015 Guidance on performing risk assessment in the design of onshore LNG installations including the ship/shore interface ISO *(Paid) ISO/TS 16901:2015 provides a common approach and guidance to those undertaking assessment of the major safety hazards as part of the planning, design, and operation of LNG facilities onshore and at shoreline using risk-based methods and standards, to enable a safe design and operation of LNG facilities. The environmental risks associated with an LNG release are not addressed in this Technical Specification.
53. ISO 21214:2015 Intelligent transport systems -- Communications access for land mobiles (CALM) -- Infra-red systems ISO *(Paid) ISO 21214:2015 determines the air interface using infrared systems at 820 nm to 1 010 nm. The International Standard provides protocols and parameters for medium range and medium to high speed wireless communications in the ITS sector using infrared systems.
54. Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Air Quality) Regulations 2004 NES (National Environmental Standards) The National Environmental Standards for Air Quality (NES) are regulations made under the Resource Management Act 1991 which aim to set a guaranteed minimum level of health protection for all New Zealanders.

The NES is made up of 14 separate but interlinked standards. The 14 standards in the NES include: 1. seven standards banning activities that discharge significant quantities of dioxins and other toxics into the air 2. five standards for ambient (outdoor) air quality 3. a design standard for new wood burners installed in urban areas 4. a requirement for landfills over 1 million tonnes of refuse to collect greenhouse gas emissions. Regional councils and unitary authorities are responsible for managing air quality under the Resource Management Act. They are required to identify areas where air quality is likely, or known, to exceed the standards. These areas are known as airsheds.

55. Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007 NES (National Environmental Standards) same as above
56. Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Telecommunication Facilities) Regulations 2008 NES (National Environmental Standards) same as above
57. Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Electricity Transmission Activities) Regulations 2009 NES (National Environmental Standards) same as above
58. Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011 NES (National Environmental Standards) same as above
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