Standards & Schemes

Standards impact us in everyday life, in the workplace, at home, or while travelling.

Product and Management Systems standards and schemes have been one of the biggest lifesavers of the 21st century. From innovation to metals and materials, from environmental management to health and safety, from data security to making a cup of coffee – standards protect people, the planet and beyond.

Business Leaders Understand The True Value of Standards

The adoption of standards in business is a proven way to optimise risk and enhance competitive advantage within any organisation.

Explore The Standards & Schemes

As an international accredited Certification Body, SAI Global can partner with you to reach certification to any of the standards or schemes below.

As the benchmark management system standard for over 30 years, ISO 9001 applies to all industries, regardless of size.
ISO 14001 is an international standard prescribing a structured approach to environmental protection.
The first International Standard for Occupational Health and Safety management systems has been published to address the increasing number of work-related injuries, illnesses and deaths worldwide.
Increased consumer expectations of information security require organisations to implement an effective ISMS framework that preserves the confidentiality, integrity and availability of information.
The BRC Global Standards provide a framework to manage product safety, integrity, legality, quality, and the operational controls in the food, food ingredient, manufacturing, processing and packaging industries.
Recognised by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), the SQF Program is designed to meet the needs of suppliers throughout the food chain through its food safety and quality codes.

Standards Categorisation

Standards can be classified based on various criteria.

Standards can be categorised by their jurisdiction as international, region and national standards. There are corporate standards, standards developed by non-governmental organisations and standards created by organisations to uphold compliance across the supply chain. Partner with SAI Global Assurance to achieve compliance to the below.

Standards may take the form of a specification, code of practice, guide, or method. For example, new buildings may need to meet construction specifications to ensure safety or environmental compliance. Alternatively, professionals may have a code of practice that helps them conform to their industry’s standards for deliverables or ethical behavior.

Geographical Scope

Standards apply to different geographic areas. Some are international in nature, such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards. Others are national or regional in scope.

Voluntary or Mandatory

Voluntary standards may also be called industry standards. They articulate best practices that improve the quality of products, services, or processes. While they are recommended, adoption is not required. However, compliance with mandatory standards is required to sell products or services. These standards may be imposed by industry regulators or governmental agencies.