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U.S. TAG for ISO/TC 285,
clean cookstoves &
clean cooking solutions

Objectives & Scope

The primary goal of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC) 285, Clean cookstoves and clean cooking solutions, is to focus on clean cooking solutions for people who have traditionally relied on solid fuels to cook their food and heat their homes. This broad application enables the committee to work on standards needed across a range of cookstoves and fuel types.

The U.S. TAG represents national interests on clean cookstoves standards at ISO. ANSI administers the U.S. TAG to ISO/TC 285 to coordinate national standards activities for existing and emerging sectors. The U.S. TAG is guided by the ANSI cardinal principles of consensus, due process, and openness.

The scope of ISO/TC 285, and consequently the U.S. TAG, is: Standardization in the field of cookstoves and clean cooking solutions.


The U.S. TAG "mirrors" the structure of ISO/TC 285 in that the U.S. TAG develops consensus positions on all technical matters of each of the international Working Groups (WGs) and Task Groups (TGs).

ISO TC 285 Structure Chart


There are many benefits to U.S. TAG membership, which is open to all interested U.S. stakeholders. Organizations interested in becoming a U.S. TAG member to ISO/TC 285 are requested to send a completed TAG member application to [email protected].

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john mitchell

ISO TC 285 U.S. TAG Chair
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Rachel Hawthorne

ISO TC 285 U.S. TAG Secretary