ISO Net Zero Guidelines

The Net Zero Guidelines helps those working towards net zero to define it and provides actionable guidance to getting there.

The ISO Net Zero Guidelines, launched at COP27 in 2022, are a tool to guide policymakers and all who work towards net zero for their business, group or country to understand net zero definitions, principles and claims. It is an International Workshop Agreement, which will be reviewed after three years to consider it being further processed to become an international standard. It sets out to define “net zero” and provide actionable guidance to getting there.

Main claim you can make:

This organization has achieved net zero by reducing its emissions by 90% and purchasing removal carbon credits to counterbalance residual emissions.


ISO has stated that Netflix is aligned to the Guidelines. You can read more here.

The IWA 42:2022 Net zero guidelines can be accessed here:

The IWA 42:2022 Net zero guidelines were written and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO); an international standard development organization composed of representatives from the national standards organizations of 170 member countries. Since 1947, it has brought together experts to share knowledge and develop voluntary, consensus-based, market relevant International Standards that support innovation and provide solutions to global challenges. You can find out more about ISO here.

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The Climate Action Protocol

Download the full Climate Action Protocol to get more details about the claims, compare requirements, and understand the next steps for your business to make a credible, confident claim of climate action.