Established in 1919 as Canada's first Standards Development Organization (SDO), CSA Group is a global leader in standards development, testing and certification, and consumer product evaluation services. CSA Group publishes standards for the safety, design and performance of a wide range of disciplines, including:
- Quality Management
- Environment & Carbon Management / Performance
- Occupational Health & Safety
More than 9,000 CSA Group members provide the broad range of technical knowledge, experience and expertise required for standards development. Members participate on standards development committees, which are created using a 'balanced matrix' approach, meaning that each committee is structured to capitalize on the combined strengths and expertise of its members -- with no single group dominating. Functioning as a neutral third party, CSA Group has earned an international reputation for both integrity and technical credibility as an SDO.
Many of CSA Group's standards have been globally and regionally harmonized as a result of participation in international groups and forums that create standards. CSA Group standards are often cited in legislation at federal, provincial, state and municipal levels across North America. CSA Group maintains over 80 ANSI-accredited standards.
As a world leader in standardization, CSA Group manages major secretariats at the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), on behalf of the Standards Council of Canada (SCC), the Canadian ISO member body. This project work includes the secretariats for technical committees Quality Management and Quality Assurance (ISO's largest),
Environmental Management, Greenhouse Gas Management
Carbon Capture and Storage.
In addition to standards development, CSA Group has offered standards-based training
for over 20 years, drawing on the expertise of instructors who, in many cases, have contributed to the development of standards. Formats range from instructor-led workshops to online learning to personnel certification programs. Standards-based training also helps due diligence in demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements.