Friday 14 June 2024

City of Edmonton Receives Platinum-Level WCCD ISO 37120 Certification for Fifth Consecutive Year


The City of Edmonton received its fifth platinum certification from the World Council on City Data (WCCD) for the implementation of the ISO International Standard - ISO 37120 - Indicators for Sustainable Cities. This certification demonstrates Edmonton’s commitment to data-driven decision making and high calibre data. The certification was announced at the June 11th Council Meeting. 

Edmonton joined the WCCD in 2019 and is now part of a global network of WCCD ISO-certified cities spanning over 40 countries including over 30 Canadian cities and over 100 global cities 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 the City’s commitment to high-calibre, globally standardized and independently verified city data.

The World Council on City Data (WCCD) President and CEO, Dr. Patricia McCarney in recognizing this  achievement stated “This fifth WCCD ISO 37120 certification showcases Edmonton’s continued dedication to the highest standards of data, providing the city with a strong and robust dataset that supports data informed governance, planning, and service delivery.”

Receiving the certification, Edmonton's Mayor Amarjeet Sohi said “This certification reflects the dedication of our staff and residents to fostering data-driven decision making. The data they collect and provide gives us important insight into how our policies, programs and investments are operating; how we can better serve Edmontonians; and how we can best spend tax dollars and implement grants.”

The City of Edmonton is harnessing this data for strategic planning, positioning the city as a leader in Canada committed to advancing economic growth, sustainability, and the welfare of its community.

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.

For more information, please contact: 
Dr. Patricia McCarney
President & CEO
World Council on City Data 


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