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: Organic Soil Conditioners - Composts - Certification Protocol (0413-205)

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.


The Conference on workplace health and wellness

The Conference on wokplace health and wellness (Le Rassemblement pour la santé et le mieux-être en entreprise) April 6 and 7 at the Palais des congrès de Montréal.

The BNQ will be an exhibitor at the 4th edition of the Grand Rassemblement pour la santé et le mieux-être en entreprise. This event, orchestrated by the Healthy Enterprises Group (Groupe entreprises en santé,) celebrates overall health and wellness at work. The 2016 edition brings together various experts in the field and explores all the aspects, including promotion, prevention, rehabilitation and disability management.

Come meet the BNQ team at Stand 410. For more information, click here.


Free occupational health and wellbeing standards

The Healthy Enterprise, Work-Life Balance, and Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace standards are reference guides for organizations that want to implement proactive approaches to human resource management and sustainable development. You can access the electronic versions of these standards free of charge by simply clicking on this link