Programs used in Canada

CSA—Canadian Standards Association


Canadian Standards Association (CSA) is a not‐for‐profit membership‐based association, founded in 1919.  It is a standards development organization that develops and maintains consensus standards to help protect the health and safety of Canadians, enhance Canadian’s quality of life, protect the environment, and facilitate trade.  This includes Sustainable Forest Management standards for Canada.


Standards Development:

CSA’s standards development process is accredited by the Standards Council of Canada. It also meets PEFC requirements for standards development, which are based on ISO requirements.

Standards for Forest Management:

CAN/CSA Z809.  Accredited National Standard of Canada

This standard uses a definition of sustainable forest management developed by the Canadian Council of Forest Ministers (CCFM) from the Montréal Process.  The Montréal Process is an inter-governmental process for developing global criteria and indicators for sustainable management of the world’s temperate and boreal forests.

Standards for Chain of Custody and Labelling:

PEFC Chain of Custody

PEFC Logo Use

Detailed information about individual CSA forest management certificates:

PEFC Database