To access the Principles, Guidelines and Handbooks click here.

The Green Project Eligibility Working Group, coordinated by ING Bank and BNP Paribas AM (the full list of WG members can be found here) published in June 2020 the document 'Sustainability Standards and Labels' which provides an overview for green bond market participants to consider, when they are assessing the relevance, strengths and weaknesses of various sustainability standards or labels, as suitable reference for assessing green eligibility.

Furthermore, the Green Bond Principles encourages the standard setting bodies (including relevant standards, schemes or labels) to fill out the Green Bond Market Information on Sustainability Standards Form to support the gathering of green bond market relevant information on third party sustainability standards in a consistent and streamlined way.

Completed forms are available in the table below.

Sustainability Standard Setting Bodies




Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) ASC Abalone Standard V1.1
ASC Bivalve Standard V1.1
ASC Flatfish Standard V1.0
ASC Freshwater Trout Standard V1.2
ASC Pangasius Standard V1.2
ASC Salmon Standard V1.3
ASC Seabass, Seabream, Meagre Standard V1.1
ASC Shrimp Standard V1.1
ASC Tilapia Standard V1.2
ASC Tropical Marine Finfish Standard V1.0
ASC-MSC Seaweed Standard V1.01
April 2021
Building Research Establishment (BRE) BREEAM October 2020
Dutch Green Building Council BREEAM-NL October 2020
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) FSC Principles and Criteria for Forest Stewardship FSC-STD-01-001 V5-2 EN
FSC Chain of Custody Standard FSC-STD-40-004
FSC Project certification Standard FSC-STD-40-006
FSC Procedure for Ecosystem Services FSC-PRO-30-006
November 2020
Fundación Instituto Tecnológico de Galicia (ITG) BREEAM ES December 2020
German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) BREEAM DE / AT In-Use Commercial 2013
BREEAM CH In-Use Commercial 2016
BREEAM DE / AT / CH In-Use Residential
BREEAM DE New Construction 2018
BREEAM AT New Construction 2019
February 2021
Global Seafood Alliance BAP Farm Standard 3.0 01
BAP Mollusk Standard 1.1
BAP Salmon Farm Standard 2.3
April 2021
Green Building Council of Australia Green Star v5 October 2021
Norwegian Green Building Council BREEAM-NOR November 2020
PEFC International Sustainable Forest Management – Requirements (PEFC ST 1003:2018)
Chain of Custody of Forest and Tree Based Products – Requirements (PEFC ST 2002:2020)
July 2023
Round Table on Responsible Soy Production Association (RTRS) RTRS Standard on Responsible Soy Production V3.1 March 2021
Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) RSPO Principles and Criteria (P&C) November 2020
Sweden Green Building Council BREEAM SE New Construction 2017 October 2020
U.S. Green Building Council LEED Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design June 2021
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