2World Standards Day Day : 14 October every year Theme : Standards level the playing fieldMessage :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.
3SRI LANKA STANDARDS INSTITUTION (SLSI) The National Standards Body and the only member Body of International Organization for Standardization(ISO) in Sri LankaFunctioning under the Ministry of Technology & Research
4VISION OF SLSITo 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.
5Major Services of SLSI Formulation of National Standards Systems CertificationProduct certificationTrainingInformation services
6Major Services of SLSI Product Testing Calibration of Measuring InstrumentsNational Quality AwardImport Inspection Scheme
8SYSTEMS CERTIFICATIONS ISO 9001 Quality Management System CertificationISO Environmental Management System CertificationHACCP/ISO Food Safety Management System CertificationOHSAS Occupational Safety & Health Management System CertificationEnergy Management System CertificationOrganic CertificationVegetarian Food & Beverage System CertificationSuper Market CertificationGood Manufacturing Practice (GMP)Vidatha Systems Certification
10ACCREDITATION STATUS RvA Netherlands 19 Scope Sectors Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB)22 Scope Sectors
11BENEFITS OF CERTIFICATION TO THE COMPANYIncreased productivity and efficiencyImproved performance of the systemGained marketing advantageEstablished quality image and trustIncreased overall businessTO THE CUSTOMERIncreased satisfactionIncreased confidence and trustReduced cost
12Why Standards??? Standards: Promote international trade Produce safer products that save livesImprove the quality of lifeSimplify our daily lives
13What 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.
14Standardization…. Standardization is a driver of Technical development Economic developmentIntegration
15Economic Benefits of Standardization CompatibilityQuality & SafetyVariety ReductionCommunication of Technical ParametersReduce Trade BarriersReduce Transaction CostUse Across Different Markets