The effects of climate change are already being felt around the world.

When global leaders meet at the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), one area they will address is the need for practical solutions that allow us to adapt to the negative impacts of climate change.

Across the world, populations are already living with the devastating effects of climate change. Rising sea levels, droughts, flooding and severe storms are just some of the phenomena that are already negatively impacting people. Often, it is the most vulnerable that are at greatest risk, but they are also the people who have done least to cause it.

Even though we are now starting to address the problems of climate change, these occurrences will continue. Further negative change is inevitable. Therefore, action must be taken now to ensure that people can continue to adapt to the impacts. Taking the right course of action will ensure that people do not lose their lives or livelihoods.

At COP26, the international community will come together to find ways to avert, minimize and address the loss and damage that climate change has and will create. Among the solutions being promoted are greater investment in early warning systems, flood defenses and more resilient infrastructure and agriculture. Alongside these, they want to see greater protection and restoration of habitats that naturally protect against extreme weather events.

This responsibility is not just for governments. Companies must adapt and find practical solutions that help to reduce the impact and loss from climate change. Long-term investment in the future begins with ensuring an organization's systems are energy-efficient and sustainable.

SGS offers auditing solutions to both ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management Systems (ESMS) and ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems (EnMS). ISO 20121 helps businesses to improve their sustainability. It provides a framework for setting and achieving realistic targets, covering areas like water consumption, solid waste production and biodiversity impact. ISO 50001 offers a framework for organizations to establish, implement, maintain and improve energy efficiency.

Both standards are internationally recognized and demonstrate an organization's commitment to finding practical solutions to the effects of climate change.

Learn more about ISO 20121 and ISO 50001 auditing solutions.

For further information, please contact:

Babette Hughes
KN Marketing Manager
t: +44 (0) 7874 867 836

About SGS

We are SGS – the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.