Tools

From this page you can access a pile of resources such as protocols, standards,  guides, frameworks, certifications and more.  Because of continual changes to the material – and the list is far from complete – the table will always be a ‘work-in-progress’. 

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CertificationDemeterDemeter1939Demeter is a world wide certification system, used to verify to the consumers in over 50 countries that food or product has been produced by biodynamic methods. The Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association is the certifier in New Zealand. (The Association registered Demeter as a certification trademark in 1984.)ChargeN/AThe New Zealand Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Association (Inc.) is a membership-based organisation promotingÿbiodynamic methods. Most members are individuals, although legally-incorporated bodies such as companies, registered charitable trusts and incorporated societies are also welcomed.NZhttp://www.biodynamic.org.nz???
CertificationBioGroBioGro1983BioGro certification is internationally recognised and accredited. This means with BioGro certification, New Zealand producers can access international markets and tap into the growing consumer demand for organic produce. BioGro assists producers to meet international organic regulations in key export markets including Europe, Canada, the US and parts of Asia.ChargeN/ABioGro is New Zealand?s largest and best-known certifier for organic produce and products. They certify and accredit over 600 producers, farmers and manufacturers across New Zealand and the Pacific.NZhttp://www.biogro.co.nz???
CertificationForest Stewardship International Guidelines to forest managementFSC2001This document contains the FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship, and is a key document in the FSC certification system. The Principles and Criteria consist of the Preamble, ten Principles and their associated Criteria, and a Glossary of Terms.No charge32 pages, 1.1MbFSC is a global, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of responsible forest management worldwide.Germanyhttps://ic.fsc.org2002-11-21, Steve Thompson
CertificationGuide to Sustainability CertificationsNil2014Sustainable Business Network (New Zealand) put together a guide to the leading sustainability certifications available in New Zealand. Online only; 29 certification schemes.No charge to membersN/AThe Sustainable Business Network is a membership-based social enterprise, made up of New Zealand businesses, governmental agencies and organisations. It's vision is to make New Zealand the model sustainable nation for the world.NZhttp://sustainable.org.nz2014-09-23, SBN
CertificationHomestarHomestar2010, NovHomestar is an independent tool which rates and communicates the sustainability and performance of New Zealand homes.ChargeN/AThe New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is a not-for-profit, industry organisation. Our vision is that New Zealanders live, work and play in healthy, efficient and productive buildings in a sustainable built environment.NZhttp://www.homestar.org.nz/2010-11-08, TV1
CertificationMSC Fisheries Standard and Guidance v2.0MSC Fisheries Standards2014, OctThe MSC Fisheries Standard is designed to assess if a fishery is well-managed and sustainable. It has been developed in consultation with scientists, the fishing industry and conservation groups. It reflects the most up to date understanding of internationally accepted fisheries science and best practice management. No charge290 pages, 3.14MbThe Marine Stewardship Council is an international non-profit organisation established to address the problem of unsustainable fishing and safeguard seafood supplies for the future.UKhttp://www.msc.org2001, approx.
CertificationChild Labor FreeCLF2015, SeptProducts certified with the Child Labor Free mark provides assuranceÿthat brands carrying that mark are committed to operating ethically and ensuring their business is free of child labor.?N/AA new foundation (7 Aug 2015) calledÿChild Labor Free aims to provide an accreditation and certification system along the whole value chain of a product, which guarantees that the product is free from child labour. After a pilot phase with five New Zealand clothing companies, Child Labor Free wants to expand the system to other areas such as furniture, toys and skincare products.NZhttp://www.childlaborfree.com12-08-16
CertificationCarboNZeroCarboNZeroN/AHelps accurate measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, and put in place strategies to manage and reduce your impacts. Help offset remaining emissions through verified carbon credits to achieve a net zero balance. Enables carbon neutral claims to be made with confidence in any market.ChargeN/AEnviro-Mark Solutions Ltd (a subsidiary of Landcare Research, a NZ Crown-owned entity.) This is an international scheme. NZhttp://www.enviro-mark.com/what-we-offer/carbon-management2006-12-14, Laurence Sheriff and prior.
CertificationCEMARSCEMARSN/AHelps accurate measurement of greenhouse gas emissions, and put in place strategies to manage and reduce impacts.ÿ Enables carbon reduction claims to be made with confidence in any market.ChargeN/AEnviro-Mark Solutions Ltd (a subsidiary of Landcare Research, a NZ Crown-owned entity.) This is an international scheme. NZhttp://www.enviro-mark.com/what-we-offer/carbon-management2011-01-13, Kathryn Hailes
CertificationProgramme for the Endorsement of Forest CertificationPEFCVariousVarious pertaining to forest management certification, chain of custody certification and certification body requirements, plus national requirements.No chargeVariousPEFC is the world's largest forest certification system.ÿ Our credible standards seek to transform the way forests are managed globally ? and locally - to ensure that all of us can enjoy the environmental, social and economic benefits that forests offer.Switzerlandhttp://www.pefc.org2001, approx.
Eco-labelEnvironmental Choice New ZealandECNZ1992More than listing environmentally friendly products for green homes or businesses, the ECNZ eco-label offers strong proof of environmental performance. ChargesN/AIn New Zealand, Environmental Choice is the official environmental label. The programme, which commenced in 1992, operates independently from the government but the label is government owned and endorsed.NZhttp://www.environmentalchoice.org.nz2001-10-02, Business and Sustainability Seminar.
Eco-labelEcolabel IndexNil2010Ecolabel Index is the largest global directory of ecolabels, currently tracking 465 ecolabels in 199 countries, and 25 industry sectorsNo charge for basicN/AEcolabel Index, the global directory of ecolabels, is brought to you by Big Room Inc. which is a B Corp.Canadahttp://www.ecolabelindex.com2010-07-05, Environmental Leader
ForumUN Global CompactNil2005, JuneThe UN Global Compact?s Ten Principles are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organization?s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.No chargeVariousAt the UN Global Compact, we believe it?s possible to create a sustainable and inclusive global economy that delivers lasting benefits to people, communities and markets. NOTE: See also Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).UNhttp://www.unglobalcompact.org2005-09-30, Ethical Investor
FrameworkThe Natural StepTNS1989Following publication of the Brundtland Report in 1987, Karl-Henrik RobŠrt developed The Natural Step framework, setting out the system conditions for the sustainability of human activities on Earth; RobŠrt's four system conditions are derived from a scientific understanding of universal laws and the aspects of our socio-ecological system, including the laws of gravity, the laws of thermodynamics and a multitude of social studies.No chargeVariousThe 5 Level Framework (5LF) is a comprehensive model for planning and decision making in complex systems based on whole systems thinking. It can be used to analyse any complex system of any type or scale (e.g. human body, the game of chess or soccer, an organisation, a sustainability concept) and helps to plan, decide and act strategically towards success based on principles determined by the working of the system (e.g. treat cancer, win chess or soccer, manage a successful business, design useful tools).Swedenhttp://www.thenaturalstep.org/2001-07-07, TNS NZ Newsletter
FrameworkIntegrated Reporting2012Integrated Reporting is an evolution ofÿcorporate reporting, with a focus on conciseness, strategic relevance and future orientation. requires and brings about integrated thinking,ÿenabling aÿbetter understanding of the factors that materially affect an organization?sÿability to create value over time. It can lead to behavioural changes and improvement in performance throughout an organization.No charge37 pages, 82KbThe International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC) is a global coalition of regulators, investors, companies, standard setters, the accounting profession and NGOs. The coalition isÿpromotingÿcommunication about value creation asÿthe next step in the evolution of corporate reporting.UKhttp://integratedreporting.org/2010-09-02, GRI
FrameworkNatural Capital Protocol [2016]NCP2016, JulyThe Protocol offers a standardised framework to identify, measure, and value impacts and dependencies on natural capital. Natural capital is another term for the stock of renewable and non-renewable resources (e.g. plants, animals, air, water, soils, minerals) that combine to yield a flow of benefits to people.No charge136 pagesThe Protocol is applicable to any business sector, operating in any geography, at any organizational level. It allows you to measure, value and integrate natural capital into your existing business processes. It does this through a standard framework that covers four stages; ?Why?, ?What?, ?How? and ?What Next?. These Stages are further broken down into nine Steps, Guidance for several industry sectorsUKhttp://naturalcapitalcoalition.org/protocol/2016-07-26, Rob Jerrom
FrameworkMeasure What Matters: A Framework for Action - Global Goals that work: For business, government and peopleNil2016, JulyBased on Measure What Matters research and consultations the following actions are suggested to help forge alignment between different measurement systems at the corporate, national and global levels for; government, business, investors and civil society.No charge40 pagesOn 12th July 2016 The Prince of Wales convened a global forum, ?Measure What Matters: a Framework for Action?, in London. The forum was the culmination of the three year Measure What Matters initiative and included launch of a report . The focus of the framework is the Sustainable Development Goals and aims to link local problems with global solutions.http://www.accountingforsustainability.org/media-centre/measure-what-matters-a-framework-for-action plus http://measurewhatmatters.info/project-updates/report-global-goals-that-work-for-business-government-and-people/2016-10-12, Karen McWilliams
GoalsMillennium Development GoalsMDGs2002, SeptThe eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ? which range from halving extreme poverty rates to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 ? form a blueprint agreed to by all the world?s countries and all the world?s leading development institutions.No chargeVariousBuilt on this foundation the highly successful MDG's were superceded by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).UNhttp://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/2007-05-03, David Kettle
GoalsSustainable Development GoalsSDGs2015, SeptThe SDGs build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and aim to go further to end all forms of poverty. The new Goals .... call for action by all countries, poor, rich and middle-income to promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They recognise ending poverty must go hand-in-hand with strategies which build economic growth and address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.No chargeVariousThere are 17 time-bound specific measurable goalsUNhttps://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/sdgs2015-10-07, Simon Harvey
GuidanceInternational Guidance Document: Environmental Management Accounting2005, JulyThis document provides guidance which falls into the middle ground between regulatory requirements, standards and pure information. As such, its goal is to reduce some of the international confusion on this important topic by providing a general framework and set of definitions for environmental management accounting (EMA) which is fairly comprehensive and as consistent as possible with other existing, widely used environmental accounting frameworks with which EMA must coexist.No charge87International Federation of Accountants is the global organization for the accountancy profession dedicated to serving the public interest by strengthening the profession and contributing to the development of strong international economies. IFAC is comprised of over 175 members and associates in more than 130 countries and jurisdictions, representing almost 3 million accountants in public practice, education, government service, industry, and commerce.USAhttp://www.ifac.org/publications-resources/international-guidance-document-environmental-management-accounting13-12-07
GuidanceEnvironmental Management Accounting (EMA) - International Guidance DocumentNil2005, JulyThis guidance provides a general framework and set of definitions for [environmental] management accounting which is comprehensive and as consistent as possible with other existing, widely used environmental accounting frameworks with which EMA [environmental management accounting] must coexist.No charge92 pagesThis IFAC guidance brings together practical introductory guidanceÿfor professional accountants and organisations [non-accountants]wishing to explore and implement Environmental Management Accounting (EMA).Interhttp://www.ifac.org/publications-resources/international-guidance-document-environmental-management-accounting08-09-05
GuidanceGuidance for voluntary corporate greenhouse gas reportingNilAnnuallyThis guide is for organisations who wish to voluntarily monitor and report greenhouse gas emissions for their New Zealand operations. It encourages best practice in greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting and supports voluntary greenhouse gas reporting initiatives. It endorses the referenced reporting frameworks such as The GHG Protocol, and provides information (emission factors and methods) to enable organisations to apply them.No chargeMultiple docsThe Guidance for voluntary corporate greenhouse gas reportingÿwas first introduced in 2008 and is produced on an annual basis. It has been prepared in response to increasing demand from organisations for guidance on how to compile a corporate greenhouse gas inventory.NZhttp://www.mfe.govt.nz/climate-change/reporting-greenhouse-gas-emissions/voluntary-corporate-greenhouse-gas-reporting2008-09-04, Leah Murphy
GuideCircular Economy Model Office GuideCEMO2015The Circular Economy Model Office is an initiative designed to minimise waste from office refurbishments and builds by using the principles of a circular economy.No charge28 pages, 954KbThe Sustainable Business Network is a membership-based social enterprise, made up of New Zealand businesses, governmental agencies and organisations. It's vision is to make New Zealand the model sustainable nation for the world.NZhttp://sustainable.org.nz/the-circular-economy-model-office-guide/2015, July
GuidePerformance Leasing Guide and Model ClausesPLG2015, JuneThis leasing guide is designed to be a practical resource and toolkit to support collaboration. It offers example lease clauses to help improve building performance, bringing better workplace efficiency and productivity, lower outgoings, and higher asset value.No charge67 pages, 2.15MbThe guide aims to: (a)Educate landlords and tenants (and other stakeholders) about key aspects of building performance and how they can be managed. (b) Address concerns that either party may have related to these clauses ? including a discussion of mitigation strategies.NZhttp://www.nabersnz.govt.nz/news-and-resources/publications/performance-leasing-guide-and-model-clauses/2006, June press release,
GuidePerformance Leasing Guide and Model Clauses2015, JuneThe model clauses that may be pasted directly into lease agreements, the Guide covers issues such as co-operation between tenants and landlords, energy use, water and waste, quality of the indoor environment and use of rating tools such as Green Star and NABERSNZ. No chargeVariousThe Performance Leasing Guide and Model Clauses (PDF) is a joint initiative between government and industry, developed by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA), lawyers DLA Piper New Zealand, and the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC). http://www.nzgbc.org.nz/Story?Action=View&Story_id=61 plus http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2013/05/29/10-reasons-why-green-leases-create-value-tenants-and-landlords2013-06-04, GreenBuzz
GuideManaging Future Uncertainty: An introduction to integrating risks resulting from macro sustainability trends into business decision makingNil2015, MarchIntroduces finance and risk professionals to the potential business impacts from macro sustainability trends (such as climate change, water scarcity, increasing population and severe weather events). ?.No charge32 pagesProduced by the A4S (Accounting for Sustainability) CFO Leadership Network as one of its 2014/2015 projects. A4S was established by HRH The Prince of Wales, A4S convenes senior leaders from across the finance world ? in business, the capital markets, governments, regulators and education ? to inspire action to drive a fundamental shift towards resilient business models and a sustainable economy.UKhttp://www.accountingforsustainability.org/cfos/network-of-chief-financial-officers/a4s-cfo-leadership-network-activities2015-11-14, Simon Harvey
GuideNatural and Social Capital Accounting: an introduction for finance teamsNil2015, MarchHelps finance teams increase their understanding of the growing movement around natural and social capital accounting. ?.No charge36 pagesAs for "Managing Future Uncertainty".UKhttp://www.accountingforsustainability.org/cfos/network-of-chief-financial-officers/a4s-cfo-leadership-network-activities2016-11-16, Ray Skinner
GuideEnhancing investor engagement: a practical guide for investor relations teams to engage on the drivers of sustainable valueNil2015, MarchAssists investor relations teams as they seek to engage investors on the link between sustainable business models and the creation of shareholder value. ?No charge28 pagesAs for "Managing Future Uncertainty".UKhttp://www.accountingforsustainability.org/cfos/network-of-chief-financial-officers/a4s-cfo-leadership-network-activities2016-11-16, Ray Skinner
GuideCAPEX: a practical guide to embedding sustainability into capital investment appraisalNil2015, NovOutlines how businesses can adapt their existing capital investment appraisal processes in a pragmatic and systematic manner to integrate social and environmental issues. ?.No charge36 pagesAs for "Managing Future Uncertainty".UKhttp://www.accountingforsustainability.org/cfos/network-of-chief-financial-officers/a4s-cfo-leadership-network-activities2016-11-16, Ray Skinner
GuidelineGlobal Reporting InitiativeGRI2000Sustainability reporting enables organizations to consider their impacts ofÿwide range of sustainability issues, enabling them to be more transparent about the risks and opportunities they face. NOTE: The guidelines transition to standards about early 2017.No charge97 pages, 11.95MbGRI is an international independent organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues such as climate change, human rights, corruption and many others.ÿNetherlandshttp://www.globalreporting.org10-08-01
GuidelineNew Zealand Corporate Forum Governance GuidelinesNil2015The New Zealand Corporate Governance Forum Guidelines (Guidelines) are intended to be used by both companies and institutional investors. They are designed as a contemporary governance reference for shareholders, chairpersons, directors and senior executives of listed companies.No charge13 pages, 115KbThe New Zealand Corporate Governance Forum is committed to promoting good corporate governance in NZ companies for the long-term health of the capital market. The Forum?s members are institutional investors with significant investment in NZ listed companies.NZhttp://www.nzcgf.org.nz2015, July
LabellingFairtrade Labelling Organizations InternationalFairtrade1988When a product carries the FAIRTRADE Mark it means the producers and traders have met Fairtrade Standards. The Fairtrade Standards are designed to address the imbalance of power in trading relationships, unstable markets and the injustices of conventional trade.VariousVariousFairtrade is an alternative approach to conventional trade and is based on a partnership between producers and consumers. When farmers can sell on Fairtrade terms, it provides them with a better deal and improved terms of trade. This allows them the opportunity to improve their lives and plan for their future. Fairtrade offers consumers a powerful way to reduce poverty through their every day shopping.Germanyhttp://www.fairtrade.net2004-08-12, (ENS) World News
LabellingEcolabel IndexOngoingEcolabel Index is the largest global directory of ecolabels, currently tracking 465 ecolabels in 199 countries, and 25 industry sectors.No chargeN/AEstablished in 2007, Big Room?s mission is to make it easier to make green choices. Our Ecolabel Index Advisory Services help clients deliver on sustainability promises, by working with them to navigate the complex and diverse international ecolabel landscape, create and monitor green purchasing programs, and understand and meet the needs of stakeholders.Canadahttp://www.ecolabelindex.com/ecolabels/2016-04-05, Ray Skinner
PrinciplesPrinciples for Responsible InvestmentPRI2013, OctThe six Principles for Responsible Investment are a voluntary and aspirationalÿset of investment principles thatÿoffer a menu of possible actions for incorporating ESG issues into investment practice. The Principlesÿwere developed by investors, for investors. In implementing them, signatories contribute to developing a more sustainable global financial system.ÿThey have nearly 1,500 signatories, from over 50 countries, representing US$60 trillion.No chargeVariousThe PRI is the world's leading proponent of responsible investment. It works to understand the investment implications of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors and to support its international network of investor signatories in incorporating these factors into their investment and ownership decisions. The PRI acts in the long-term interests of its signatories, of the financial markets and economies in which they operate and ultimately of the environment and society as a whole.UNhttp://www.unpri.org/2006-05-09, Ethical Investor
Programme and CertificationEnviro-Mark. Note: Levels are bronze to diamond.Enviro-MarkN/AThe Enviro-Mark programme enables systematic development and improvement of a credible environmental management system (EMS).ChargeN/AEnviro-Mark Solutions Ltd (a subsidiary of Landcare Research, a NZ Crown-owned entity.) This is a NZ-specific scheme. NZhttp://www.enviro-mark.com/what-we-offer/environmental-management-systems2013-06-05, Ray Skinner
Programme and CertificationEnergy-Mark. Note: Levels are bronze to gold.Energy-MarkN/AThe Energy-Mark programme enables systematic development and improvement of credible energy management systems. Third party certification ensures accurate and consistent energy management claims.ChargeN/AEnviro-Mark Solutions Ltd (a subsidiary of Landcare Research, a NZ Crown-owned entity.) This is a NZ-specific scheme. NZhttp://www.enviro-mark.com/what-we-offer/energy-management-systems2014-05-29, William Van Ausdal
ProtocolNatural Capital ProtocolNCP2016, JulyThe Natural Capital Protocol is a framework designed to help generate trusted, credible, and actionable information for business managers to inform decisions. The Protocol aims to support better decisions by including how we interact with nature, or more specifically natural capital.No charge139 pages, 3.03MbBoard members include connections to IFAC, GRI, A4S and BSR. Hosts: ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales).UKhttp://naturalcapitalcoalition.org/protocol/2016, 26 July, Rob Jerrom, LinkedIn Environmental Consulting Professionals
RatingNational Australian-Built Environment Rating System; New ZealandNABERSNZ?2013, AprilA simple low-cost tool to measure and rate the energy performance of office buildings in New Zealand adapted from the Australian scheme.Fee for serviceVarious There are three types of ratings: tenancy, base building and whole building rating. NABERSNZ is licensed to the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) and is administered by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC). Ratings are carried out by trained assessors.NZhttp://www.nabersnz.govt.nz2013-04-17, NZGBC
Reporting conceptsStatement of Common Principles of Materiality of the Corporate Reporting DialogueNil2016, MarchCompares materiality definitions and approaches by eight entities involved in determining corporate reporting criteria. The paper demonstrates a commitment by participants to identify practical ways and means by which their respective frameworks, standards and related requirements can be aligned and rationalised.No charge8 pagesThe Corporate Reporting Dialogue includes the eight principal organisations [CDP, CDSB, FASB, GRI, IASB, IIRC, ISO, SASB] chartered with establishing standards and guidance for entity reporting. Regardless of their individual missions, participants share a mutual interest in clarifying reporting concepts based on market demand. Interhttp://corporatereportingdialogue.com/2016-08-11, Environmental Leader
StandardGreenhouse Gas ProtocolGHG Protocol2001The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. NOTE: There are numerous guides and calculation tools.No charge116 pages, 3.6MbThe GHG Protocol arises from a decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), working to build a world-wide new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.USA/ Switzerlandhttp://www.ghgprotocol.org/2001, approx.
StandardGlobal Water Footprint Assessment Standard Ver 1.1Nil2011The Global Water Footprint Assessment Standard lays out the internationally accepted methodology for conducting a Water Footprint Assessment.No charge228 pages, 3.16MbSustainable use of fresh water is a critical foundation for healthy lives and a healthy planet. As our consumer society grows and pressure on our limited supply mounts, the race is on for us to rethink and ultimately, transform the ways in which we use and manage water. To keep us on track, we have a vision of the world we would like to live in.Netherlandshttp://waterfootprint.org2009, approx.
StandardFood Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting StandardÿFLW Standard2013The Food Loss and Waste Accounting and Reporting Standardÿ(orÿFLW Standard) is a global standard that providesÿrequirements and guidance for quantifying and reportingÿon the weight of food and/or associated inedibleÿparts removed from the food supply chain -commonlyÿreferred to as ?food loss and waste? (FLW).No charge160 pages, 14.7MbLaunched in 2013, the mission of the FLW Protocol is to develop an internationally accepted FLW accounting and reporting standard and associated tools, and to promote their adoption so entities are better informed and motivated to take appropriate steps to minimize FLW.USA/ Switzerlandhttp://flwprotocol.org/2016, August
StandardEnvironmental StandardsISO 140001992, onwardISO 14000 is a family of standards related to environmental management that exists to help organisations; (a) minimise how their operations (processes, etc.) negatively affect the environment (i.e., cause adverse changes to air, water, or land); (b) comply with applicable laws, regulations, and other environmentally oriented requirements, and (c) continually improve in the above. The standards are regularly reviewed and revised.ChargesVariousThe series comprises: ISO 14001 Environmental management systems - Requirements with guidance for use. ISO 14004 Environmental management systems -General guidelines on principles, systems and support techniques. ISO 14006 Environmental management systems - Guidelines for incorporating ecodesign. ISO 14015 Environmental assessment of sites and organizations. ISO 14020 series (14020 to 14025) Environmental labels and declarations. ISO 14030 discusses post-production environmental assessment. ISO 14031 Environmental performance evaluation - Guidelines. ISO 14040 series (14040 to 14049), Life Cycle Assessment, LCA, discusses pre-production planning and environment goal setting. ISO 14046 sets guidelines and requirements for water footprint assessments of products, processes, and organizations. Includes only air and soil emissions that impact water quality in the assessment.Switzerlandhttp://www.iso.org/iso/iso1400002-10-01
StandardSustainable Winegrowing New ZealandSustainable Winegrowing NZ1995, AugustThe programme is a proactive management system which enables winegrowers to produce high quality wine using environmentally responsible and economically viable methods. Verified by audits.Charge?3 pages, 1.09MbIn 2007, after wide consultation, New Zealand Winegrowers launched an ambitious Sustainability Policy. Its goal: by 2012, all New Zealand wines would be produced under independently audited environmental programmes. Recognises other environmental-based certification programmes, including ISO 14001, organic and biodynamic production.NZhttp://www.nzwine.com/sustainability/organics2005-06-16, Martinborough Vineyard
StandardGHG Protocol: A Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard [2004]GHG Protocol2005, JuneThe GHG Protocol Corporate Standard provides standards and guidance for organisations preparing a GHG emissions inventory. It covers the accounting and reporting of the six greenhouse gases covered by the Kyoto Protocol ? carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), sulphur hexafluoride (SF6) and nitrogen trifluoride (NF3),No charge116 pagesThe GHG Protocol is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. Arising from a partnership between the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), the GHG Protocol is working around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change. Forms the basis for ISO 14064-I.Switzerland/USAhttp://www.ghgprotocol.org/standards/corporate-standard2005, approx.
StandardAssurance StandardAA1000AS 20082008, OctÿAssurance provides a comprehensive way of holding an organisation accountable for its management, performance, and reporting on sustainability issues by evaluating the adherence of an organisation to the AccountAbility Principles and the reliability of associated performance information.No charge28 pages, 3.85MbAccountAbility is a highly regarded London based consultancy with offices in London, New York, Zurich, Dubai, and Riyadh. NOTE: As at August 2016 a revision is in progressUKhttp://www.accountability.org/standards/aa1000as/index.html2003, approx., Editor
StandardAS/NZS ISO 31000:2009 Risk Management ? Principles and guidelinesAS/NZS ISO 310002009, NovThe standard provides organisations with guiding principles, a generic framework, and a process for managing risk. The Standard can be used by any public, private or community enterprise, association, group or individual, and is not specific to any industry or sector.Charge35 pagesStandards New Zealand is New Zealand's leading developer of standards and standards based solutions. From 1 March 2016 they became part of the Consumer Protection and Standards branch of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).NZ/Austhttp://www.standards.govt.nz/search-and-buy-standards/standards-information/risk-managment/2000, approx.
StandardISO2600 Social Responsibility Awareness from 10 Aug 2016ISO 26002010, SeptISO 26000 is an International Standard offering voluntary guidance on social responsibility to any organisation regardless of type or size.ÿISO 26000 contains approximately 100 pages, 27 definitions, 7 main principles, 7 core subjects with a total of 37 issues, and 7 steps for integration,ÿin total more than 450 recommendationsCharges100 pagesSO 26000:2010 provides guidance rather than requirements, so it cannot be certified to unlike some other well-known ISO standards. Instead, it helps clarify what social responsibility is, helps businesses and organizations translate principles into effective actions and shares best practices relating to social responsibility, globally. It is aimed at all types of organizations regardless of their activity, size or location.http://www.iso.org/iso/iso260002013-09-18, Calum Revfem
StandardEnergy Management SystemISO 50012011, JuneISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.Charge???ISO is an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 163 national standards bodies. Through its members, it brings together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges.Switzerlandhttp://www.iso.org/iso/home/store/catalogue_ics/catalogue_detail_ics.htm?csnumber=512972016-05-06, Ray Skinner
StandardEnergy Management SystemISO 50001:20112011, JuneISO 50001:2011 specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system, whose purpose is to enable an organization to follow a systematic approach in achieving continual improvement of energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and consumption.Charge22 pagesInternational Organization for StandardizationSwitzerlandhttp://www.iso.org/iso/home/standards/management-standards/iso50001.htm???
StandardSustainable Event ManagementISO 20121:20122012, JuneISO 20121 offers guidance and best practice to help manage events and control their social, economic and environmental impact. Every action counts, from relying on tap water instead of plastic bottles to encouraging use of public transport. It may also help cut unnecessary costs. ISO 20121?s flexible approach means it can be used for all types of events, from music festivals to school outings.Charge42 pagesInternational Organization for StandardizationSwitzerlandhttp://www.iso.org/iso/iso201212016, April Sarah Fox CAANZ and likely earlier
StandardEnergy auditsISO 50002:20142014, JulyISO 50002:2014 specifies the process requirements for carrying out an energy audit in relation to energy performance. It is applicable to all types of establishments and organizations, and all forms of energy and energy use.Charge22 pagesInternational Organization for StandardizationSwitzerlandhttp://www.iso.org/iso/catalogue_detail?csnumber=60088???
StandardStakeholder Engagement StandardAA1000SES 20152015, NovA generally applicable framework for Assessing, Designing, Implementing and Communicating stakeholder engagement. AA1000SES builds on, and is consistent with, AccountAbility?s AA1000 Series, particularly the AA1000 AccountAbility Principles Standard (2008) and the principle of Inclusivity. The purpose of the Standard is to establish the benchmark for good-quality stakeholder engagement.No charge40 pages, 1.12MbAccountAbility is a highly regarded London based consultancy with offices in London, New York, Zurich, Dubai, and Riyadh. UKhttp://www.accountability.org/standards/aa1000ses.html2001, approx. from Editor
StandardGRI StandardsGRI 101, GRI 102, GRI 103, GRI 200, GRI 300, GRI 400.2016, OctoberThe GRI Standards represent the global best practice in sustainability reporting. They are designed to be used as a set by organisations to report about their impacts on the economy, the environment, and society.No chargeMultiple docsThe GRI Standards contain all of the main content and disclosures from the G4 Guidelines - no new topics have been added. Impacts on the reporting process will be minimal for existing G4 reporters. Any changes to the structure of the content are explicitly described in the ?Mapping G4 to the GRI Standards? tools below.Netherlandshttp://www.globalreporting.org/standards2016-10-19, GRI
StandardISO2040 Sustainable procurement ? GuidanceISO 20400ISO 20400, Sustainable procurement ? Guidance, will provide guidelines for organizations wanting to integrate sustainability into their procurement processes. Sustainable procurement is a key aspect of social responsibility, thus ISO 20400 will complement ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility. Charges53 pagesFinal publication expected in 2017 (as of 17 August 2016).Switzerlandhttp://www.iso.org/iso/home/news_index/news_archive/news.htm?refid=Ref21052016-09-08, SnippETS
Tech bulletinClimate Risk ? SASB Technical BulletinNil2016, OctDesigned to help investors better understand, measure and manage their exposure to climate-related risk. The research finds that climate change affects 72 out of 79 industries (93% of the capital markets, or $27.5 trillion) but manifests differently from one industry to the next.No charge110 pagesUsing this bulletin, investors may better understand the nature of their risk exposures in each industry, as well as in which industries that risk is likely to be uncompensated due to inadequate disclosure in mandatory SEC filingsUSAhttp://using.sasb.org/sasb-climate-risk-framework2016-10-21, SASB
TerminologyElemental chlorine freeECFN/APaper manufacture which uses chlorine dioxide for the bleaching of wood pulp. It does not use elemental chlorine gas during the bleaching process and prevents the formation of dioxins and dioxin-like compounds, carcinogens.N/AN/ADeclaration only. NOTE: There is no generally recognised formal certification programmes or labels.N/AN/AN/A
TerminologyTotally chlorine freeTCFN/APaper manufacture which does not use any chlorine compounds for wood pulp bleaching.N/AN/ADeclaration only. NOTE: There is no generally recognised formal certification programmes or labels.N/AN/AN/A
ToolAn introduction to life cycle assessmentNil2016, AprilLife cycle assessment (LCA) is a tool that calculates the potential environmental impacts of building materials, building elements and whole buildings. LCA is systematic and holistic, looking at production, use and disposal of any product. LCA can support design by showing the magnitude of environmental impacts and where they occur in the life cycle.Charge???This one of a series of publicarBRANZ publications about life cycles of NZ houses. Search The website using "life cycle"NZhttp://www.branz.co.nz/BU5962016-11-10, Ray Skinner

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