Why CSA?

CSA Group's leading environmental, natural resources, and business excellence standards help organizations around the world achieve their goals

For more than 60 years we have produced trusted environmental standards contributing to the performance and sustainability of water, forestry, mining, and air quality. Today we are innovating the development of standards for emerging technologies, such as bio-retention systems, smart cities, carbon sequestration, and autonomous mining systems and machines.

As an active leader in international standards development committees like ISO, CSA Group has adopted and published more than 38 international standards, with dozens more under development. Many of these efforts are pioneering issues for underserved – yet critical – topics, such as the health of Canada’s northern communities, climate change adaptation, carbon capture and storage, and utilizing forestry bi-products to increase sustainability.

We also pioneered registries to publicly demonstrate the successful impact of implementing standards across a variety of areas, from GHG management to accessibility in community infrastructure. For over ten years, CSA Group has developed and leveraged online registry platforms to showcase achievements in standards implementation - www.csaregistries.ca.

Featured Programs

Standards for flood mitigation and resiliency in communities

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Purchase individual standards or subscribe to a customized collection of standards. Access your content 24/7 through our CSA OnDemandTM platform. CSA OnDemandTM provides flexible, cost-effective, and immediate access to the standards you need to meet your organizational goals, academic needs, or compliance requirements

Supporting circularity through value retention and waste reduction strategies
CSA W214:21
Environmental DNA (eDNA) reporting requirements and terminology
CSA R103:23
Protocols for sharing automated hydrometeorological monitoring stations data and metadata

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Hold the future a higher standard

You can participate in standards development in many ways. Contribute to research, become a member of a standards development committee, provide feedback on a standard in draft form, join the CSA Group Community, and support standards development. Whatever way you choose to contribute, you’ll be directly contributing to a better, safer, more sustainable world.


Our research into the environment and natural resources drive standards that help you adapt to changing markets and a changing planet

Our publications lead the industry, offering insights on emerging technology, safeguarding resources, improving energy efficiency, and increasing sustainability.


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CSA Store showcases our entire suite of over 3,000 codes and standards and provides access to other international standards, industry-leading learning products, and personnel certification programs. Not everyone works in the same way. That’s why CSA Group offers different options for purchasing and accessing standards information to best suit your needs.