The Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. CSA International was founded in 1919 and is Canada’s oldest and largest standards development organization. Over 3000 standards have been developed for various industries to date.
CSA is accredited to Canada’s National Standards System by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) and operates in accordance with the disciplines established by the SCC.
CSA is endorsed by the International Programme for the Endorsement of Certification schemes (PEFC), and uses the PEFC chain-of-custody standard and on-product logo.
A Standards Policy Board is accountable for the principles and policy governing standards development for CSA. The Chair of this board is appointed by the CSA Group Board of Directors, and membership is balanced among the interest categories of Industry/Provider, Government/Regulator, Consumer/User and General Interest.
A Sustainable Forest Management Technical Committee is responsible for the technical content of the CSA SFM Standard Z809. Membership in this Technical Committee is balanced among the interest categories of: