Standardization in the field of cold chain logistics. The scope will include, but is not limited to;

  • terms and conditions for carriage/storage service of refrigerated goods, physical handling of refrigerated goods (acceptance, loading, transshipment, storage, sorting, transportation and delivery),
  • maintenance and control methods of temperature-controlled facilities, quality control methods throughout the cold chain (e.g. temperature monitoring and control, prevention of damage, loss and delay),
  • hygiene management during carriage/storage service to prevent contamination of goods,
  • facilitation of logistical efficiency
  • manpower management, staff education and training, safety management for staff and workplaces,
  • safety and reliability of carriage/storage services,
  • information management and data processing such as customer management and cargo/parcel tracking (including labelling), as well as terminology

Excluded: - Standardization covered by ISO/TC 34 (Food products), ISO/TC 34 /SC 17 (Management systems for food safety), ISO/TC 86 (Refrigeration and air conditioning), ISO/TC 104 (Freight containers), ISO/TC 122 (Packaging), ISO/TC 234 (Fishery and aquaculture), ISO/TC 276 (Biotechnology), ISO/TC 283 (Occupational health and safety management) and ISO/TC 304 (Healthcare organization management)

Quick links


published ISO standard *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 315/AHG 1   Strategic Business Plan (SBP) Working group
ISO/TC 315/AHG 2   Terminology Working group
ISO/TC 315/CAG   Chair's Advisory Group Working group
ISO/TC 315/WG 2   Contactless delivery Working group
ISO/TC 315/WG 3   Services between businesses - Storage and Transport Working group
ISO/TC 315/WG 4   Terminology Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 315

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 315:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO
ISO/TC 104 Freight containers ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 204 Intelligent transport systems ISO
ISO/TC 234 Fisheries and aquaculture ISO
ISO/TC 260 Human resource management ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 315

ISO/TC 315 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 34/SC 17 Management systems for food safety ISO
ISO/TC 122 Packaging ISO
ISO/TC 234 Fisheries and aquaculture ISO
ISO/TC 298 Rare earth ISO
ISO/TC 308 Chain of custody ISO
ISO/TC 321 Transaction assurance in E-commerce ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe A

ISO/TC 315 - Secretariat

JISC [Japan]

Japanese Industrial Standards Committee
Technical Regulations, Standards & Conformity Assessment Policy Unit
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
1-3-1, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100 - 8901

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