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​The International Standardisation Organisation (ISO) contributes to achieving the UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Organisations and companies seeking to contribute to the SDG will find that International Standards are an effective tool to help them meet the challenge.

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​Energy, and particularly electricity, is found in most of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). The work of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has a direct impact on 12 of the 17 SDG. It provides the technical foundation for the entire energy chain and all electrically powered equipment.

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​​The UN's Global Compact pursues two main goals: To incorporate the 10 Principles into business activities across the globe; and to channel action that supports the UN's broadest objectives, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

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