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Markham earns highest level of data certification

An organization created to help cities around the world become more sustainable, resilient, prosperous, inclusive and smart has once again awarded the City of Markham the highest level of recognition.

“Through its commitment to standardized city data, Markham stands out as a leader in Canada and globally,” says World Council on City Data (WCCD) President and CEO Patricia McCarney.

Markham has earned the WCCD’s ISO 37120 (Indicators for Sustainable Cities) Platinum-level certification for the fourth consecutive year. ISO 37120 is the first international standard for cities ever published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Geneva.

Since its publication in 2014, the WCCD has been working with 100 cities in 35 countries to report data in conformity with the standard and become ISO certified. ISO 37120 includes 104 key performance indicators across 19 themes – all prioritized by cities to measure performance on city services and quality of life.

“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,” says Markham Mayor Frank Scarpitti.

“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.” McCarney says. “It is a pleasure to congratulate the City on this important accomplishment.”

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