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.

  • The Healthy Enterprise standard and certification

    Two effective tools to help organizations progress in the implementation and improvement of their health and wellness practices.

  • Ready-Mix Concrete

    Aware of the value added associated with a certified product and the resulting credibility, many clients require concrete from a plant holding valid certificate of compliance issued by the BNQ.

  • Funeral service providers

    A certified funeral service provider represents a secure value for the customers, who will not hesitate to have confidence in it. The decision to have your enterprise certified by the BNQ is therefore the best decision to stand out with your clientele.

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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

BNQ is now certifying manufacturers of food packaging

Québec’s standardization agency, Bureau de normalisation du Québec (BNQ), has been involved in the Québec agro-food sector for decades and has recently begun certifying food-packaging manufacturing companies according to Food Safety System Certification 22000 (FSSC 22000) international standards.

Today’s consumers have a heightened awareness of safety issues related to food packaging, which means companies have a stake in proving their operations comply with strict hygiene and food safety criteria.

So nowadays, manufacturers of food packaging made from plastics, paper, cardboard, metal, or glass can request BNQ certification in accordance with the FSSC 22000 protocol. Upon the successful completion of this process companies are awarded a certificate that proves they have implemented advanced controls to ensure the safety of the packaging materials they produce. In doing so they comply with the regulations in force and customer requirements.

For more information on this recent development, contact: Josée Boire, Program Manager and Auditor, 1-800-386-5114, ext. 3413,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .