The following definitions are intended to assist with the submission of New Work Items by SDOs.
Industry and Commerce
Includes technical experts representing manufacturers; producers; designers; service industries; distribution, warehousing and transport undertakings; retailers; insurers; banks and financial institutions; business and trade associations.
Government / Authorities Having Jurisdiction
Includes technical experts representing international and regional treaty organizations and agencies; federal, provincial/territorial or municipal government operating as departments, agencies, crown corporations, as well as, all bodies that have a legally recognized regulatory function.
Consumer and Public Interest
Includes technical experts representing national, regional and international consumer representation bodies that are independent of any organization that would fall into the ‘industry and commerce’ category; or individual experts engaged from a consumer or public interest perspective.
Includes technical experts representing international, regional, national and local trades unions and federations of trades unions and similar bodies the main purpose of which is to promote or safeguard the collective interests of employees in respect of their relationship with their employers.
Academic and Research Bodies
Includes technical experts representing universities and other higher educational bodies or professional educators associated with them; professional associations; research institutions.
Standards Application Organization
Includes technical experts representing testing, certification and accreditation bodies; organizations primarily devoted to assessing the use of standards.
Includes technical experts representing organizations that usually operate on a charitable, not-for-profit or non-profit distributing basis and that have a public interest objective related to social or environmental concerns.
Standards Development Organization
An organization, or part thereof, accredited by SCC that accepts responsibility for the development, approval, publication and maintenance of standards