SANBS is accredited to South African National Accreditation System (SANAS).
The South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) is recognised by the South African Government as the single National Accreditation Body that gives formal recognition that Laboratories, Certification Bodies, Inspection Bodies, Proficiency Testing Scheme Providers and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) test facilities are competent to carry out specific tasks.
SANAS certificates are a formal recognition that an organisation is competent to perform specific tasks.
SANAS is responsible for the accreditation of Certification bodies to ISO/IEC Guide 62, 65 and 66 (and the IAF interpretation thereof), and laboratories (testing and calibration) to ISO/IEC 17025. Inspection Bodies are accredited to ISO/IEC/17020 standards. GLP facilities are inspected for compliance to OECD GLP principles.