CSA Group Standards Support Canada’s Sustainable Development Strategy
How governments can use standards as tools to help achieve the SDGs
Standards present a credible, practical tool that federal, provincial, territorial, municipal, and Indigenous governments can leverage to promote methods, best practices, and requirements consistent with the goal of creating a sustainable and resilient country:
- The consensus-based standards development process involves a balanced stakeholder matrix. That helps ensure various economic, social, and environmental aspects are considered and integrated into standards in a balanced manner.
- Standards are one of the key enablers in the introduction and implementation of new, emerging technologies critical to achieving sustainable development.
- Accredited standards referenced in legislation can contribute to a stronger governance ecosystem to support the implementation of the SDGs.
Contact CSA Group’s Sustainable Development Group to discuss how our standards can support exploring the SDG strategy and actions in Canada.
Watch the videos to learn about how standards can help accelerate progress towards the SDGs:
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Associations
The CSA SPE-116:23 publication aims to inform, educate, and assist associations and their members in developing and meeting their ESG/SDG objectives.
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for AssociationsRead more
How the use of CSA Group standards can support SDG actions
Read about how governments and organizations can use relevant standards to support their SDG actions:
CSA S503:20 Community Drainage System Planning, Design, and Maintenance in Northern Communities
CSA C22.1:21 Canadian Electrical Code Part I, Safety Standard for Electrical Installations
CSA W200-18 Design of Bioretention Systems
CSA S501:14 Moderating the Effects of Permafrost Degradation on Existing Building Foundations
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