Contents of the ZNU Standard - driving sustainable change

Below you will find a brief summary of the content of the ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change. Please click on the respective header to open the texts.

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Z 1 Objectives and Overview

An overview of the objectives, philosophy and content of the ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change is available here.

Z 2 Requirements including compliance options

For detailed proposals on how to do business in a more sustainable way, the 44 requirements of the ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change provide a clear framework.

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Z 3 Scope

The ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change applies to all enterprises, independent of size and industry. It basically applies to all corporate activities, demands compliance with relevant legal requirements and is site-specific.

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Z 4 Your path to certification

Approved and independent certification bodies will review and certify your management system according to the ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change. A detailed description of all processes required to develop a sustainable corporate management system, from audit planning and expense calculation to the issuance of the certificate, is provided here.

Z 5 Multi-site certification

The ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change is a site-specific standard, which is also applicable to companies with more than one site (multi-site) from the 2018 revision.

Detailed information is provided here.

Z 6 Rules of communication

Enterprises may advertise their certified sites with the ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change logo.

Detailed rules of communication applying to certified enterprises and the use of the logo are provided here.

Z 7 Requirements for certification bodies and auditors

The ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change may only be audited by recognized and trained auditors and certified by accredited certification bodies. Detailed requirements for certification bodies and auditors are provided here.

Z 8 Definitions, basis and index

This document contains important definitions concerning the ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change, theoretical basis such as the ZNU Sustainable Leadership Model and all indices like the List of Abbreviations, List of Figures, etc. referring to the various documents of the ZNU Standard.

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Z 9 Quality assurance, dialogue and acknowledgements

The ZNU – Center for Sustainable Leadership as the standard setter would like to thank all participating stakeholders for their open and helpful dialogue, in particular during the revision process.

Your feedback is welcome any time. It helps us to systematically enhance the quality and content of the ZNU Standard – driving sustainable change, thus contributing to a world in which sustainability is a matter of course for everyone – driving sustainable change.

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