SuRe Standard

SuRe Standard

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Acronyms

The SuRe® Standard: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure

Version

1.0

Organization

Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB)

Type

Overall Infrastructure,Highways,Landscape,Energy,Transportation,Hydropower,Waste

Summary

The SuRe® Standard is a rating system that promotes sustainable and resilient infrastructure. It provides early on guidance on how to manage those aspects from both risk management and a benefit creation perspective during the project’s life cycle. As such, the SuRe® Standard can also be used to leverage both public and private investments in infrastructure as well as to improve the characteristics of the project.

Developed By

Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB)

Institution Type

Non-profit

Used By

Project Team,Developers,Public Authorities,General Audience,Investors,Credit Rating Agencies,Financial Institutions

Purpose

To establish a common language and understanding of sustainable and resilient infrastructure projects between project developers, financiers, local authorities; and to provide guidance on how to manage those aspects from both a risk management and a benefit creation perspective, and starting from as early as possible in the project’s life cycle.

Kind

Rating System

Sustainability Certification

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Sustainability Criteria

Environment, Climate, Biodiversity and Ecosystems, Environmental Protection, Natural Resources, Land Use and Landscape- Society, Human Rights, Labour Rights and Working Conditions, Customer Focus and Inclusiveness Community Impacts, Socioeconomic Development- Governance, Management and Oversight Sustainability and Resilience Management, Stakeholder Engagement, Transparency and Accountability

Is Opensource

The SuRe® Standard relies on independent verification and certification by third parties.

How Used

The SuRe® Standard: The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure is a global voluntary standard which integrates key criteria of sustainability and resilience into infrastructure development and upgrade, through 14 themes covering 61 criteria across governance, social, and environmental factors.

Kind of projects targeted

Overall Infrastructure

final-outcome

Guidance on how to manage sustainability and resilience aspects of an infrastructure project

Scale analyzed

Global

Developed Country

Switzerland

Location

Basel

Applied at

Projects worldwide

Phase applied

Planning,Design,Construction,Finance

Web link

http://www.gib-foundation.org/sure-standard/http://www.gib-foundation.org/content/uploads/2017/01/SuRev0.3final.pdfhttp://www.gib-foundation.org/content/uploads/2015/06/20160802_SuRe_One_Pager_v2.pdf

Other info

http://www.gib-foundation.org/content/uploads/2015/12/Guide-to-SuRe%C2%AE-v-1.0_091215.pdf

Tool Details Description

The SuRe® Standard is a rating system that promotes sustainable and resilient infrastructure through to the guidance on how to manage those aspects from both risk management and a benefit creation perspective, and starting from as early as possible in the project s life cycle. As such, the SuRe® Standard can also be used to leverage both public and private investments in infrastructure as well as to improve the characteristics of the project. It provides early on guidance on how to manage different aspects of an infrastructure project in terms of risk management and benefit creation during the project’s life cycle. It is a third party certification system, which is a key diferentiator from other tools, as it provides third party assurance of compliance with ESG criteria. Further, it is the first sustainability and resilient infrastructure standard to be an associate member of ISEAL the umbrella organization for best practices in voluntary sustainability standards.

Tool details how it works

The SuRe® Standard is a global voluntary standard which integrates key criteria of sustainability and resilience into infrastructure development and upgrades, through 14 themes covering 61 criteria across governance, social, and environmental factors.

Tool details outcome

Guidance on how to manage sustainability and resilience aspects of an infrastructure project

Tool details sustainability

  • 1. Environment: Climate; Biodiversity and Ecosystems; Environmental Protection; Natural Resources; Land Use and Landscape.
  • 2. Society: Human Rights; Labour Rights and Working Conditions; Customer Focus and Inclusiveness; Community Impacts; Socioeconomic Development.
  • 3. Governance: Management and Oversight; Sustainability and Resilience Management; Stakeholder Engagement; Transparency and Accountability.

Tool details web links

http://www.gib-foundation.org/sure-standard, http://www.gib-foundation.org/content/uploads/2018/07/ST01_Normative_Standard_v1.1_clean.pdf, http://www.gib-foundation.org/content/uploads/2015/06/20160802_SuRe_One_Pager_v2.pdf,

When Created

Other info

The SuRe® Standard. V 3.0_ (The Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure) is a rating system, developed in Switzerland by a non-profit organization, the Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB), to be used on a global scale. The main purpose of using this tool is to establish a common language and understanding of sustainable and resilient infrastructure projects between project developers, financiers, local authorities; and to provide guidance on how to manage those aspects from both a risk management and a benefit creation perspective, and starting from as early as possible in the project s lifecycle. The SuRe® Standard operates through 14 themes covering 61 criteria across governance, social, and environmental factors, and relies on independent verification and certification by third parties.

Tool details addl info

  • Users of the tool – Project Team, Developers, Investors, Public Authorities, General Audience, Credit Rating Agencies, Financial Institutions
  • Phase when the tool applies – Planning, Finance, Design, Construction
  • Geographic application – Initial Implementation Phase – Applies globally

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