Other Frameworks

These are, by no means, the only frameworks in use. There are several more and, undoubt­edly, there will be new ones soon. Some of the others are focused on government compliance, such as the GRI (Global Reporting Initia­tive—see Figure 3.23), ISO 14000, ISO 16000, and SA 8000 standards. All are relevant and form a piece of the sustainability mosaic, but organizations will need to review and engage several frameworks in order to become more sustainable.


FIGURE 3.23. fl http://www. flickr. com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3261643176 GRI Categories and Aspects diagram by Covive: www. covive. com/gri/.

GRI Framework by the global Reporting Initiative.

Another framework, designed for rating ma­terials in the building industry is Pharos (see Figure 3.24). It’s still new and in development, but it offers designers in the building domain a guide to making material selection based on environmental and social impacts.


FIGURE 3.24. (Ш http://www. flickr. com/photos/rosenfeldmedia/3261660156 Pharos, a framework for the building industry.

Updated: September 29, 2015 — 10:13 am