Globalization, competition, innovation, sustainability, and accountability are just some of the many challenges of running a successful business in the 21st century. Standards and conformity assessment play a vital role in helping industry meet rapidly evolving business requirements.
The development and use of standards or standardization has a direct and significant impact on Canadian trade and commerce. Standardization improves the flow of goods and services, and is pivotal to competitiveness, innovation and growth.
As a trading nation, Canada supports the use of internationally-recognized standards and the principle of international acceptance of results produced by equivalent standardization bodies.
SCC represents Canada within the international standards community and serves as the country’s national accreditation body. For organizations that develop standards and those that verify conformity to standards, accreditation by SCC provides independent confirmation that they are qualified to do their jobs. SCC accreditation is based on international guidelines and is recognized by numerous other countries through mutual recognition agreements.
Enabling industry to make the most of voluntary standardization is the Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC) business. SCC has numerous programs, services and resources designed to support companies of all types and sizes as they strive to secure and ensure a prosperous future.