BNQ, partner to businesses


In business for over 50 years, the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) is the central body for standardization, certification and distribution of information on standards. The BNQ supports the business, industrial, social and regulatory communities with its normative innovations. It acts as Québec’s spokesperson on the Standards Council of Canada.

  • Work-Family Balance

    This standard seeks to institute practices that allow better work-family balance. Congratulations to Frima, the first company to receive this certification.

  • Responsible Event Management

    This standard sets the guidelines for event organizing by specifying the requirements for best practices in sustainable development.

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  • Femme à l'ordinateurTo make it easier to search among its multitude of standards, the BNQ has grouped them in a dozen sectors representing Québec’s industrial fabric. No matter whether they are civil engineering, agri-food or health and safety standards, all the standards written by the BNQ can be found under one of the twelve tabs.

    All you have to do is choose your sector!

    Équipe de travailHuman resources

    Standards dedicated to employee wellness make it easier to retain and attract human resources.  fleches

    AsphaltageCivil engineering

    The various standards and regulations ensure the safety of workers and users.  fleches

    flechesBusiness management
    flechesCustomer service
    flechesHealth and safety
    flechesSustainable development
  • Homme pensifTo support your innovation by establishing a reliable common knowledge base. To structure your market or your economic sector while creating a climate of trust. To increase your productivity. To benefit from a standards development process recognized internationally according to ISO rules.

    Collègues de travailHealthy Enterprise

    This standard seeks to maintains and improve health and wellness in the workplace.   fleches

    Résidence isoléeWastewater treatment

    This standard sets the performance requirements for wastewater treatment systems of isolated dwellings.   fleches

    flechesBNQ 21000
    flechesChristmas Trees
    flechesCompostable plastics
    flechesDust Control Agents
    flechesMiel 100 % Québec
    flechesNeck Protectors
    flechesReady-Mix Concrete
    flechesRemarkable Employer
    flechesSpas - Customer service
  • FemmeYou want to prove to your customers, suppliers, employees and investors that you use the industry’s best practices, that you are determined to be more productive and that you stand out from the competition.

    Obtain BNQ certification, a sign of confidence for over 50 years.

    Usine de biscuitsFSSC 22000

    Obtain recognized safety certificates to meet customer requirements.  fleches

    EntrepreneurNovoclimat contractors and professionals

    Obtain recognition for your competencies in construction or ventilation.  fleches

    flechesCertification Program for Forestry Enterprise Management Practices
    flechesFuneral Service Providers
    flechesISO 9001
    flechesRecycled-Content Products
    flechesResponsible Event Management
    flechesWork-Family Balance

Events and News

PUBLIC REVIEW: Amendements calciques ou magnésiens provenant de procédés industriels - Protocole de certification (0419-910)

Public review is an important step in developing a normative document because it gives everyone an opportunity to comment on how the document can be improved. This way, future document users and those interested in the subject can make their voices heard.
Downloadable documents
Click here  to download documents regarding the public review currently underway.


Environmental Technology Verification Webinar

We are pleased to inform you that the ISO14034 - Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) webinar is now available on SCC’s website.  In addition to the recording of the webinar, you will also find written answers to all of the questions received during the webinar.  SCC has also just released a video to highlight and demonstrate how ETV is used to confirm performance claims for one environmental technology, street sweepers, in the City of Toronto. 


NEW: Certification FSC

Accreditation Services International (ASI) has recognized the Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ) as a certification agency for the FSC® (Forest Stewardship Council®) ― Chain of Custody standard.

For more information, click here.


NEW: ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification Standard

A new ISO environmental technology verification standard should be published in mid-summer 2016 and adopted by Canada toward the end of 2016.

This is a reliable and objective evaluation process to verify the environment performance claims of innovative technologies and technological processes. A description of an independent third-party verification mechanism is included. The desired results of this new standard are the enhancement of the suppliers’ credibility and the buyers’ confidence by offering the market the assurance that environmental performance claims are valid and credible.

By adopting this new standard, you will contribute to the protection and preservation of the environment by developing, promoting and facilitating the adoption by the market of innovative environmental technologies.

Does this standard interest you? Don’t hesitate to contact our program representative, Mr. Jean Couture at 1-800-386-5114 extension 2365 or by email at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .