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ABOUT SABS

BUSINESS OVERVIEW

The SABS is the apex national standardisation institution in South Africa, established by the Standards Act, 1945 (Act No. 24 of 1945), and continues to exist under the Standards Act, 2008 (Act No. 8 of 2008). The SABS is a Schedule 3B public entity under the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999) (PFMA). The objectives of the SABS are:

  • Develop, promote, and maintain South African National Standards (SANS)
  • Promote quality in connection to commodities, products, and services
  • Render conformity assessment services and matters connected therewith

VISION

To be the trusted standardisation and quality assurance service provider of choice.

MISSION

The SABS provides standards and conformity assessment services to contribute towards the efficient functioning of the economy.

IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE ITS VISION, THE SABS AIMS TO:

  • Increase the use of standardisation services by broadening the scope and reach of services offered.
  • Put the customer at the forefront of everything the SABS does.
  • Improve the operational performance of the SABS to enable the delivery of quality outputs for customers and the South African economy.
  • Develop and retain competent human resources that are aligned with the mandate of the organisation.

The implementation of the strategy is supported by a set of values

  • Impartiality
  • Innovation
  • Accountability Integrity
  • Quality
  • Customer centricity