The world’s largest database for sustainability standards

We provide free, accessible, comprehensive, verified and transparent information on over 300 standards for environmental protection, worker and labour rights, economic development, quality and food safety, as well as business ethics.

Standards Map free toolkit

Our free tools help you to find trusted and neutral information about voluntary sustainability standards (VSS), codes of conduct, audit protocols, reporting frameworks and company programs on sustainability.

Identify standards

Review 300+ standards by product, sector, area or focus and more

Compare standards

Compare up to 4 standards side by side across 1650+ criteria

Monitor trends

Make informed decisions regarding production trends among standards

Self-assess

See where you're at in your standard compliance process and assess your business for sustainability readiness

A United Nations initiative

A roadmap to sustainable production, consumption and trade

Navigating the constantly moving landscape of sustainability standards is challenging. That’s why we have developed a range of tools, specifically tailored for different actors along the value chain, enabling them to make informed decisions, better understand the sustainability initiatives landscape and connect with like-minded business partners.

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Latest updates

03.12.2020

“Linking voluntary standards to Sustainable Development Goals” publication launched within the framework of the Geneva Trade Week.

The report found that VSS relevant to the SDGs are widely available among countries and economic sectors. Going beyond minimum legal standards set by governments, such standards seek to reduce adverse environmental and social effects of business activity.

01.12.2020

Developing and improving sustainability management capacities for MSMEs in Peru

T4SD has an active presence in Peru, where it works on developing and improving management capacities on issues of sustainability and international trade.

01.12.2020

Launch of the 10th version of the Standards Map back-end database: the Data Entry Tool (D.E.T) 10!

This 10th revision has also focused on streamlining certain benchmarking criteria to maximize the potential for data recovery, and reshuffle the overall architecture of the D.E.T to improve its accessibility and user-friendliness.

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