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1 by Samanthie Narangoda Director (Systems Certification) Sri Lanka Standards Institution 1

2 World Standards Day Day : 14 October every year Theme : Standards level the playing field Message :  SMEs that use international standards will find it easier to get their products certified and are better able to compete and sell any where in the world.  With international standards SMEs are able to take part in global value chains and benefit from technology transfer. 2

3 SRI LANKA STANDARDS INSTITUTION (SLSI)  The National Standards Body and the only member Body of International Organization for Standardization(ISO) in Sri Lanka  Functioning under the Ministry of Technology & Research 3

4 VISION OF SLSI To be the premier national organization providing leadership to uplift the quality of life of the nation, through standardization and quality improvement in all sectors of the economy. The organization shall be a model of excellence, having a self-motivating organization culture fulfilling the aspirations of the beneficiaries of its services as well as its employees. 4

5 Major Services of SLSI  Formulation of National Standards  Systems Certification  Product certification  Training  Information services 5

6 Major Services of SLSI Product Testing Calibration of Measuring Instruments National Quality Award Import Inspection Scheme 6

7 Certification Product Certification Systems Certification 7

8 SYSTEMS CERTIFICATIONS ISO 9001 Quality Management System Certification ISO Environmental Management System Certification HACCP/ISO Food Safety Management System Certification OHSAS Occupational Safety & Health Management System Certification Energy Management System Certification Organic Certification Vegetarian Food & Beverage System Certification Super Market Certification Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Vidatha Systems Certification 8

9 Certification Logos 9

10 ACCREDITATION STATUS  RvA Netherlands  19 Scope Sectors  Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB)  22 Scope Sectors 10

11 BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION  TO THE COMPANY  Increased productivity and efficiency  Improved performance of the system  Gained marketing advantage  Established quality image and trust  Increased overall business  TO THE CUSTOMER  Increased satisfaction  Increased confidence and trust  Reduced cost 11

12 Why Standards??? Standards : Promote international trade Produce safer products that save lives Improve the quality of life Simplify our daily lives 12

13 What is standardization? The process of formulating and applying rules for an orderly approach to a specific activity for the benefit and with the co-operation of all concerned and in particular for the promotion of optimum overall economy, taking due account of functional conditions and safety requirements. An important benefit of standardization is improvement of the suitability of goods and services for their intended purpose. Standardization facilitates the exchange of goods. 13

14 Standardization…. Standardization is a driver of Technical development Economic development Integration 14

15 Economic Benefits of Standardization Compatibility Quality & Safety Variety Reduction Communication of Technical Parameters Reduce Trade Barriers Reduce Transaction Cost Use Across Different Markets 15

16 Thank you for your attention….. 16


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