Sustainability

Sustainability

Inspiring trust for a more resilient world

Inspiring trust for a more resilient world

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Howard Kerr talks about BSI's values

Sustainability is part of our purpose

BSI was established in 1901 with 'responsibility to society' as one of its main objectives and this has never been more relevant than it is today.  We are a signatory of the UN Global Compact, the world's largest sustainability network, and are proud to support its principles, as well as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Our approach

We are committed to advancing all the UN Sustainable Development Goals; making a positive impact both through our own actions and by helping clients to make sustainable choices.

Given the scale of our operations relative to the reach of our standards, stakeholders and clients, our greatest contribution to sustainable development is through the work we do with others. Recognizing that all the goals are interconnected, and that our Royal Charter requires us to co-ordinate efforts for the benefit of society, we make our most significant contribution through, Goal 17, Partnerships for the goals. Mapping BSI’s activities to the goals we identified an additional six goals that we will focus on to have maximum impact.

The goals we believe we are best positioned to advance are:

  • Goal 17:  Partnerships for the goals
  • Goal 3:  Good health and wellbeing
  • Goal 7:  Affordable and clean energy
  • Goal 8:  Decent work and economic growth
  • Goal 9:  Industry innovation and infrastructure
  • Goal 11: Sustainable cities and communities
  • Goal 12:  Responsible consumption and production​

Our efforts focus on advancing these goals in particular, recognising that all the goals are interconnected.

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