The Seychelles Bureau of Standards (SBS) was established under the SBS Act 1987 to provide standardisation in relation to commodities, processes and practices. The SBS Act 1987 was subsequently repealed and replaced by SBS Act 2014 to make better provision for the development, promotion and maintenance of standardisation in industry and commerce.
The Bureau is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Investment, Industry & Entrepreneurship Development.
SBS has a workforce of 56 employees ranging from technicians, to scientists and engineers who works as a team in a systematic approach in order to offer a quality service to all customers.
Since its formation, SBS has striven to promote the concept of quality throughout the country by the development of various standard documents which are used as guidelines or even have become laws of Seychelles.
The organisation is registered to ISO 9001:2015 for the administration of:
- Laboratory Testing
- Product Certification
- Development and implementation of standards
- Science and Technology information management and dissemination.
The Quality Policy Statement of the Bureau is as follows:
The Seychelles Bureau of Standards is committed to:
- Providing quality services and all applicable ISO 9001:2015 requirements
- Considering and meeting any external and internal issues relevant to our purpose, strategic direction and that affect our QMS in achieving its intended results
- Determining and meeting the requirements of relevant key stakeholders
- Complying with statutory and regulatory obligations, standards, specifications and relevant codes of practice.
- Continually improve our QMS by ensuring operational efficiencies, governance and enhancing customer satisfaction.
The Seychelles Bureau of Standards shall ensure that the Quality Policy is communicated and understood at appropriate levels throughout the organisation and is available for access to all key stakeholders.