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MNRE tells lenders to favour BIS-compliant solar projects

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 5, 2018

The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has asked lending institutions to give preference to Indian standards to ensure quality while financing solar power projects, having noted that...

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By : sustainabilityo..., Jul 3, 2017

Textile Exchange proudly announces the release of Recycled Claim Standard 2.0 (RCS) and Global Recycled Standard 4.0 (GRS). The newly revised versions of these #GlobalRecycled standards include...

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British Standards Institute Officially Launches BS8001 Circular Economy Standard

By : sustainabilityo..., Jun 2, 2017

After months of waiting, the British Standards Institute (BSI) has finally launched BS8001, the world’s first standard for implementing circular economy principles.


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ISO 20400: New standard launched to support sustainable procurement

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 26, 2017

The ISO 20400: Sustainable Procurement Standard replaces the BS 8903:2010 Principles and Framework for Procuring Sustainably. The new standard has been created with the input of experts and...

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Three panels formed to improve quality control of solar modules and products

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 25, 2016

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set up three committees to improve quality control of solar modules and products. One panel will prepare a policy for testing laboratories,...

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GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards Released for Comment

By : sustainabilityo..., Apr 20, 2016

In November, the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) said it would transition the GRI G4 Guidelines to GRI Sustainability Reporting Standards (GRI Standards). GSBB also said in the...

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Govt spells out stricter norms for gensets to curb pollution

By : sustainabilityo..., Mar 23, 2016

The Centre has notified new stringent environment standards for electricity generators running on Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG)/Natural Gas (NG), Diesel with LPG/NG and Petrol with LPG/NG. This is...

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Particulate matter exposure: India ahead of China

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 23, 2016

For the first time this century, the average particulate matter exposure is higher in India than China, a Greenpeace analysis of Nasa satellite data on particulate matter has said....

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Subject Tags: air pollution , standards

Delhi's air not worst in India: CPCB data

By : sustainabilityo..., Feb 8, 2016

The capital lost a dubious crown on Friday with the country's pollution watchdog saying it is not India's most polluted city, perhaps not even the second worst. But Central Pollution Control...

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Subject Tags: air pollution , standards

ASTM International highlights SMEs’ role in standardisation

By : sustainabilityo..., Jan 29, 2016

To highlight how involvement from small- and medium-sized enterprises is important in creating high-quality technical standards, ASTM International has introduced “Year of the SME: Small...

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