Wednesday 22 February 2023

Markham Receives WCCD Platinum-Level ISO Data Certification for Fourth Consecutive Year

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MARKHAM, CANADA – February 21, 2023 – The City of Markham has received the ISO 37120 (Indicators for Sustainable Cities) Platinum-level certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD) for the fourth consecutive year.

Markham joins more than 30 Canadian - and 100 cities globally - within the WCCD network that collect, share and use data to make effective and transformative decisions. This Platinum Certification is the highest level of recognition by the WCCD and underlines Markham's commitment to high-calibre, globally standardized and independently verified city data.

"The City of Markham is proud to continue its long-standing partnership with the WCCD and to be awarded the highest level of WCCD ISO 37120 certification," said Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti. "Through the data-driven insights that we obtain through our annual WCCD ISO certification, Markham can benchmark itself against other leading municipalities around the world and monitor our strategic priorities while implementing policies that will improve the quality of life for residents while attracting new investment."

"Through its commitment to standardized city data, Markham stands out as a leader in Canada and globally," said Dr. Patricia McCarney, WCCD President and CEO. "With its four years of WCCD ISO data, Mayor Scarpitti, Council and City staff are well-positioned to continue focusing on improving Markham's residents' quality of life while attracting new and diverse talent and investment. It is a pleasure to congratulate the City on this important accomplishment."

A Canadian-led, global innovation, ISO 37120 is the first international standard for city data. With 104 fully numeric indicators across 19 themes, it helps to measure city services and quality of life, underpinned by standardized definitions and methodologies.

The WCCD was founded in 2014 and helps communities of all sizes worldwide embrace standardized, independently verified and globally comparable city data to become more sustainable, resilient, prosperous, inclusive and smart.


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