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In 1987 the World Commission for Environment and Development set an ambitious goal for the development of sustainability, describing it as “development that satisfies the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” (ref. World Commission on Environment and Development. ‘Our Common Future’M. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987, p. 43).


Through their activities and relationships, all organizations provide positive and negative contributions towards the objective of sustainable development. Organisations therefore have a key role to play in achieving this objective.


The Certification of Sustainability, as promoted by the CERTIFICATION’S ESG Rating:2020© standard, is a correct practice of the Organization to publicly report to stakeholders on it, in relation to economic, environmental and/or social impacts, and therefore its contribution to the achievement of the objective of sustainable development.

Through the Sustainability Certification process, an organisation is able to identify and communicate its significant impacts on the economy, the environment and/or society with a globally accepted standard based on ISO standards applicable worldwide.

The CERTIFICATION’S ESG Rating:2020© standard creates a simple common language for organizations (SMEs, Multinationals) and stakeholders (Collectivity, Customers, Suppliers, Investment Funds, etc.), to communicate and to understand the Environmental, Social and Governance impacts of the Organizations (ESG Environmental Social Governance Impacts).

Our standard has been designed to improve the companies’ information on these ESG aspects, allowing real transparency and accountability by organisations. The aim of the Rating:2020© is to assess the positive and negative impact that companies have on sustainability, through the assignment of a score.

There are several objective components, based on the requirements of the applicable ISO standards, of the CERTIFICATION’S ESG Rating:2020© methodology. In the Audit activity, there is our evaluation of the activities, products/ services of the Company throughout the life cycle.

The result is an ESG impact assessment summarized in the Rating on a scale from AAA+ (Sustainable Company) to D (Non-Sustainable Company):

The Certification of Sustainability is carried out by CERTIFICATION Milano, Certifying Body accredited ACCREDIA for five ISO Certification schemes ( Quality, Environment, Safety, Information Security and Anti-Corruption).

This, unlike other organizations, guarantees the absolute independence of the person carrying out the certification activities in accordance with ISO/IEC 17021-1 (ISO reference standard for system certification).


The CERTIFICATION’S ESG Rating:2020© Assessment System take into account the requirements of ISO (International Organization for Standardisation ) applicable to Sustainability Aspects, which are globally accepted, and the requirements for the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals agreed by the United Nations.

Moreover, the Sustainability Certification is also based on the ISO Certifications accredited, giving the organization the validity at IAF (International Accreditation Forum) level that derives from international mutual recognition agreements (IAF multilateral recognition arrangement (MLA)).


This is why we can define the Certification of Sustainability the “Certification of Certifications”:



Certified Once
Accepted Everywhere

The sustainability certification process

The Sustainability Certification Process based on the CERTIFICATION’S ESG Rating:2020© standard takes into account:

  1. the current Business Model of the Company;
  2. the Money Inside Certification© method;
  3. the applicable system regulatory requirements (es. ISO 14001:2015 – ISO 50001:2018 – ISO 45001:2018 – ISO 26000:2010 – ISO 22000:2018 – ISO 37001:2016 – ISO 9001:2015 – ISO 19600:2014 – ISO/IEC 27001:2013 -ISO 56002:2019);
  4. the requirements of CERTIFICATION’S ESG Rating:2020© standard;

and will provide the following outputs:

  1. Reports;
  2. Certification.

What to do to obtain the CERTIFICATION’S ESG RAtING:2020©?


Download the informative questionnaire, fill in all its parts and send it by email to:


Upon receipt of the completed questionnaire, we will send you a formal proposal based on your needs, complete with details of costs and timing.


We will assign to your company a dedicated responsible who will follow you both in the Certification of Sustainability and, subsequently, for every technical need for the first certification, for the extension or for the modification on the certification schemes.


Send the Proposal signed and stamped in the three fields by email ( ). Our Support Staff will contact you to start the process.


On completion of the visits, if successful, the above outputs will be provided.

For your Certification, CERTIFICATION Milano will never leave you alone:



A. you will have a dedicated Support Staff (always the same person for the duration of the certification), for any administrative and planning needs;

B. you will have a dedicated Certification Coach, always the same person, who will listen to you to find solutions to innovate your Business with the Sustainability Certification.