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Standards - Overview

SABS is a leading business services provider to organizations worldwide, offering a range of services for management system certification, product testing and certification, and standardization.

We provide standards that enhance the competitiveness of South Africa, and which are the basis for consumer protection, health, safety and environmental issues. We have more than fifty years of experience in our core function, namely, the development of national standards and the maximization of benefits of the internationalization of standards. Crucial to this process are the more than 450 technical committees and subcommittees administered by the Standards Division of the SABS to produce standards. At present, approximately 6 500 standards are maintained by the Standards Division and new standards are developed at a rate of approximately 500 a year.

Growing environmental awareness and the increasing awareness of quality implies the need for standardized requirements and test methods.