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The systems certification function of SLSI plays a vital role in promoting quality Assurance activities in all sectors of the economy and operates the following certification schemes.

Quality Systems Certification Scheme (ISO 9001)

The Quality Systems Certification Scheme is designed as per ISO 17021 to meet international requirements in certifying quality systems of organizations according to ISO 9001:2008 standard. This scheme is accredited for nineteen scope sectors by RvA, The Netherlands, which is one of the world renowned Accreditation Bodies and by the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) for 22 scope sectors. Hence, the certificates issued under this scheme are recognized all over the world. This scheme is operated with the support of a strong in-house resource pool of Auditors who are fully competent, qualified, experienced and registered with IRCA-UK.

There are about 20 Lead Auditors and 65 Auditors currently attached to SLSI.

Scope Sectors Accredited By RvA Netherlands

  • Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco
  • Pharmaceuticals, limited to Ayurvedic Drugs and Ayurvedic Therapeutic Products
  • Textile and Textile Products
  • Rubber and Plastic Products
  • Electrical and Optical Equipment
  • Leather and Leather Products
  • Chemicals, Chemical Products and Fibres
  • Non-Metallic Mineral Products
  • Concrete, Cement, Lime, Plaster, etc.
  • Transport, Storage and Communication (excluding Communication)
  • Basic Metals, Minerals and Fabricated Metal Products
  • Wood and Wood Products
  • Publishing Companies (excluding Reproduction of Recorded Media)
  • Printing Companies
  • Hotels and Restaurants
  • Pulp, Paper and Paper Products (excluding Manufacture of Pulp)
  • Construction
  • Banking
  • Education

Scope Sectors Accredited By Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB)

  • Manufacture of Food Products, Beverages and Tobacco Products
  • Manufacture of Textiles and Wearing Apparels
  • Manufacture of Leather and Leather Products
  • Manufacture of Wood and Wood Products
  • Manufacture of Paper and Paper Products
  • Printing
  • Manufacture of Chemicals and Chemicals Products
  • Manufacture of basic Pharmaceutical Products and Pharmaceutical Preparation
  • Manufacture of Rubber and Plastic Products
  • Manufacture of Non-metallic Mineral Products (excluding Rubber & Plastic Products)
  • Manufacture of Basic Metals and Fabricated Metal Products except Machinery and Equipment
  • Manufacture of Computer, Electronic and Optical Products
  • Manufacture of Electrical Equipment
  • Construction of Building and Civil Engineering
  • Building Completion & Finishing
  • Warehousing and Support Activities for Transportation
  • Accommodation & Food Service Activities
  • Publishing Activities
  • Financial Services, Insurance & Pension Funding Services
  • Education
  • Public Administration
  • Telecommunication
 
Download Application(New version)
Download pre - assessment questionnaire(New version)

Fees

1.    BROCHURE      FEE        -    LKR 1 000/=

2.    ADEQUACY AUDIT FEE    -    LKR 5 000/=

Includes cost of desktop review of the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire and Quality Manual.

3.    STAGE-1 AUDIT FEE

LKR 6 000/= per assessor man-day plus expenses for travel/stay of assessors which will be charged at cost.

4.    STAGE-2 AUDIT FEE

LKR 6 000/= per assessor man-day plus expenses for travel/stay of assessors which will be charged at cost.

5.    ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE

Fee covers all costs of minimum one surveillance audit per year excluding travel/stay expenses and is payable prior to registration and before each anniversary of registration.

Certificate holders with the Accreditation Mark    LKR 80 000/=
Certificate holders without the Accreditation Mark    LKR 70 000/=

6.    TRIENNIAL RECERTIFICATION FEE FOR RENEWAL

LKR 6 000/= per assessor per man-day plus expenses for travel/stay of assessor which will be charged at cost.

7.        The VAT (15%) and NBT (2%) applicable with respect to each item indicated above have to be paid along with the relevant fee.

 

Environmental Management System (ISO 14001)

EMS certification is a voluntary certification scheme of SLSI which supports the industry to comply with the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard and to demonstrate company's commitment to environmental protection.

ISO 14001 standard does not set requirements for any environmental aspect such as emissions or discharges: instead organizations establish their own targets of control based on current performance data or to comply with regulatory requirements.

This scheme is accredited for 14 scope sectors by RvA, The Netherlands, which is one of the world renowned accreditation bodies and by the Sri Lanka Accreditation Body (SLAB) for 11 scope sectors. Thus the certificates issued under this scheme are recognized all over the world.

Accredited Scope Sectors by RvA

  • Food products, beverages and tobaccos
  • Textiles and textile products
  • Leather and leather products
  • Repair of Leather and Leather Products
  • Wood and wood products
  • Rubber and plastic products
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Repair of machinery and other equipments
  • Installing of Industrial machinery and equipment
  • Electrical and optical equipment (including Domestic appliances)
  • Repair of electrical and optical equipment (Includes domestic appliances)
  • Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles, motor cycles
  • Whole sale and retail trade (Except motor vehicles, motor cycles)
  • Hotels and Restaurants

Accredited Scope Sectors by SLAB

  • Manufacture of Food products, beverages and tobacco products
  • Manufacture of textiles and wearing apparels
  • Manufacture of chemicals, chemical products and fibers, pharmaceuticals
  • Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
  • Manufacture of non-metallic mineral products
  • Manufacture of electrical and optical equipment
  • Repair and installation of machinery and equipment
  • Electricity supply
  • Sale, maintenance and  repair of motor vehicles, motor cycles
  • Construction
  • Hotels and Restaurants
Fees


1.       BROCHURE      FEE   -        LKR 2 500/=

2.       ADEQUACY AUDIT & STAGE I AUDIT FEE   LKR 40 000/=       

Includes cost of desk top review of the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire and adequacy of EMS Manual, Aspect/ Impact Register and a visit to premises to assess the readiness for the Stage II Audit.

3.       STAGE II   AUDIT FEE

LKR 6000/= per assessor per day plus expenses for travel/stay of assessors which will be charged at cost.

4.       ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE

Fee covers all costs of minimum one Surveillance audit per year excluding travel/stay expenses and is payable prior to registration and before each anniversary of registration.


ISO 14001    Certificate holders with the Accreditation Mark  LKR 80,000/=


Certificate holders without the Accreditation Mark    LKR 60,000/=


5.       TRIENNIAL RE-CERTIFICATION  FEE FOR RENEWAL

LKR 6000/= per assessor per day plus expenses for travel/stay of assessor which will be charged at cost.

6.                 The VAT + NBT 2% applicable with respect to each item indicated above has to be paid along with the relevant fee.

 

HACCP and Food safety management Scheme (ISO 22000 & SLS 1266)

Food safety management is another area where SLSI provides certification services to the industry and commerce. A certificate holder develops and maintains its food safety assurance programme based on the internationally accepted principles of ISO 22000 and HACCP.

Both Schemes are accredited by RvA, The Netherlands, which is one of the world renowned Accreditation Bodies and also by Sri Lanka accreditation Board (SLAB). Thus the certificates issued under these schemes are recognized all over the world HACCP or ISO 22000 certificates awarded from the SLSI implies that chemical, physical and biological hazards encountered during production or processing of the food item, as applicable to the scope of certification controlled to make the food safe for human consumption.

Accredited Scope Sectors - RvA

ISO 22000
  • Processing (1) - Perishable animal products
  • Processing (2) - Perishable vegetal products
  • Processing (3) - Products with long shelf life at ambient temperatures
  • Catering
  • Distribution
  • Transport & Storage
  • (Bio) chemical Manufacturing (Limited to additives including vitamins & artificial flavoring)
SLS 1266 (HACCP)
  • Processing (1) - Perishable animal products
  • Processing (2) - Perishable vegetal products
  • Processing (3) - Products with long shelf life at ambient temperatures
  • Catering
  • Distribution
  • Transport & Storage
  • (Bio) chemical Manufacturing (Limited to additives including vitamins & artificial flavouring)

Accredited scope Sectors SLAB

ISO 22000
  • Farming (Animals)
  • Processing (1) - Perishable animal products
  • Processing (2) - Perishable vegetal products
  • Processing (3) - Products with long shelf life at ambient temperatures
  • Feed Production - Animal feed
  • Catering
  • Packaging Material - Manufacturing packing material
SLS 1266 (HACCP)
  • Farming 1 (Animals)
  • Processing (1) - Perishable animal products
  • Processing (2) - Perishable vegetal products
  • Processing (3) - Products with long shelf life at ambient temperatures
  • Catering

Fees

1.    Adequacy Audit Fee    =  LKR 12 500/=
Covers costs of reviewing the FSMS/HACCP document.

2.    Stage I Audit Fee
Stage I audit fee is computed as LKR 6 000/= per auditor per one man-day.

3.    Stage II Audit Fee   
Stage II audit fee is computed as LKR 6 000/= per auditor per one man-day.

4.    Annual Registration fee    -    SLS 1266 : 2005 (HACCP)  = LKR 60 000/= (Accredited)
= LKR 50 000/= (Non-accredited)
-    ISO 22000 : 2005 (FSMS)   =  LKR 80 000/= (Accredited)
= LKR 70 000/= (Non-accredited)
Fee covers all costs of minimum one surveillance audit per year excluding travel/stay expenses and is payable prior to registration and before each anniversary of registration. Where number of products make at a facility exceeds ten, an additional fee (LKR 10 000/=) should be paid.

5.    Re-certification audit fee
Re-certification audit fee for renewal of certificate is computed as LKR 6 000/= per auditor per one man-day.

6.        All the above payments shall be accompanied with VAT + NBT 2% at the current rate.

7.        The client shall provide transport & accommodation for auditors.

8.       Concession for ISO 9000 certificate holders

Any organization obtains more than one certification from SLSI, which will be given 10% concession for the annual registration fee of the additional certification.

 

Good Manufacturing Practices Scheme (GMP)

SLSI operates a Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification Scheme based on the Sri Lanka Standards on codes of practice available in the related discipline.

Areas Monitored

  • Establishment - Design, facilities, equipment and maintenance
  • Control of operations
  • Cleaning and sanitation
  • Personal hygiene
  • Transportation
  • Training
  • Product certification
  • Pest control
  • Waste management
  • Packaging and labelling etc

Fees

1.     Pre Certification
(Application forms – free of charge)

1.1 Processing of Application                      LKR 1 500/=*
1.2  Preliminary assessment  (for two sites)              LKR 2 500/=*
Preliminary assessment  (for each additional site)         LKR 2 000/=*
1.3  Additional assessment   (per assessment)            LKR 2 000/=*
1.4  Final assessment  (for two sites)                LKR 3 000/=*
Final assessment (for each additional site)            LKR 2 000/=*
1.5  Transport fee -  Cost of transport for each assessment/visit is charged separately
Below 100km - LKR 55/= per km
100km – 300km - LKR 50 per km
Above 300km - LKR 40/= per km

2.    Granting the certification

Type of Organization    Value of fixed assets (Excluding land and building)        Annual Fees
Category  1                   Up to LKR 1.0 million                                                        LKR  10 000/=*
Category  11                Above LKR 1.0 million & Up to  LKR 5.0 million                 LKR  25 000/=*
Category  111              Above LKR 5.0 million & Up to  LKR 10 million                  LKR  50 000/=*
Category   IV               Above LKR10 million                                                         LKR 60 000/=*

For each additional site LKR 10 000/= per certificate will be charged when granting GMP certificate.

3.    Re-assessment

3.1  Re-assessment   (for two sites)              LKR 3 000/=
Re-assessment   (for each additional site)          LKR 3 000/

Application-English Sinhala

Pre - assessment questionnaire

3.2  Transport fee -  Cost of transport for each assessment/visit is charged separately.

4.    In case if samples of products to be tested for verification purposes (based on the  recommendation by the assessment panel) the cost for testing has to be borne by the applicant.

*  In addition to above applicable  percentage of VAT + NBT 2%  will be charged.

 

Occupational Health & Safety Scheme (OHSAS 18001)

This scheme enables an organization to control its occupational health and safety risks and improve its performance by minimizing employee related risks.

Fees

1.    BROCHURE      FEE        -  LKR 2 500/=

2.    APPLICATION FEE
&
STAGE  01 AUDIT        -  LKR 40 000/=

Includes cost of desk top review of the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire and Adequacy audit of OHSAS Manual and a visit to premises to assess the readiness for the compliance audit.

3.    SITE ASSESSMENT FEE

LKR 6000/= per assessor man day plus expenses for travel/stay of assessors which will be charged at cost.


4.    ANNUAL REGISTRATION FEE

Fee covers all costs of minimum one surveillance audit per year excluding travel/stay expenses and is payable prior to registration and before each anniversary of registration.

OHSAS

Certificate holders with   
the Accreditation Mark    LKR 80,000/=

Certificate holders without    
the Accreditation Mark    LKR 60,000/=

5.    TRIENNIAL RE-ASSESSMENT FEE FOR RENEWAL

LKR 6000/= per assessor per man day plus expenses for travel/stay of assessor which will be charged at cost.

6.    The VAT + NBT 2%  applicable with respect to each item indicated above has to be paid along with the relevant fee.

Energy Management Certification Scheme (ISO 50001)

Energy Management System is a series of processes that enables an organization to use data and information to maintain and improve energy performance, while improving operational efficiencies, decreasing energy intensity and reducing environmental impacts. It is applicable to all organizations regardless of type, size and product or service provided.

 

What is an Energy Management System?

Any management system is a set of interrelated or interacting elements set up to establish organization policy and objectives to achieve those objectives.

An energy management system is a series of processes that enables an organization to use data and information to maintain and improve energy performance, while improving operational efficiencies, decreasing energy intensity, and reducing environmental impacts.

What initial steps shall I take to establish an Energy Management System in my organization?

1. Purchase ISO 50001:2011 Standard

2. Take preparatory steps toward establishing an energy management system (EnMS)

3. Develop an Energy Policy that includes commitment to the EnMS from top management

4. Identify a Management Representative to lead implementation of the EnMS

5. Establish a team of representatives from major functional areas of the organization

6. Decide on the boundaries of the EnMS

7. Once prepared, take steps toward implementing an EnMS:

· Undertake an energy review to identify significant energy uses, their energy consumption, and opportunities for improvement

· Establish an energy baseline

· Identify energy performance indicators for tracking energy performance improvement against the baseline

8. Implement better procurement practices for energy-using equipment, systems, and processes

9. Develop Energy Manual and Procedures: A consultant, if hired, will undertake this work

10  Provide Training & Awareness to Staff

11 Conduct self assessments or Internal audits

12  Submit your Application to the SLSI

Download Application

Download pre - assessment questionnaire

What should I submit to the SLSI for obtaining ISO 50001 Certification?

You should submit the following to the SLSI

1. Duly filled application obtained from the SLSI

2. A copy of the Energy Manual & records on Energy Review

What is the certification process implemented by the SLSI?

The steps of the certification process include the following;

1. Reviewing your application

2. Conducting adequacy audit on the energy manual submitted by you

3. Conducting Stage I assessment

4. Conducting Stage II assessment

5. Awarding certificates

6. Surveillance of your EnMS

How should the SLSI monitor my EnMS?

The certification cycle is 3 years. After awarding the certificate, two surveillance audits will be conducted annually (Free of charge) to ensure the following objectives.

1. Whether the EnMS of your organization is in compliance with the ISO 50001:2011 Standard requirements.

2. Whether the steps taken by your organization within a given year are effective to achieve energy targets specified by your organization.

3. To determine whether there is any room for improvement

At the end of the third year, the certificate expires and needs to be renewed.

What are the benefits gained from the ISO 50001 certification?

  • Reduce Cost
  • Reduce energy costs via a structured approach to identifying, measuring and managing your energy consumption.
  • Improve Business Performance
  • Drive greater productivity by identifying technical point solutions and affecting behavioural change to reduce energy consumption.
  • Engage Top Management
  • Top Management will consider energy management a key business issue.
  • Comply with legislation
  • Meet current or future mandatory energy efficiency targets and/or the requirements of GHG emission reduction legislation.
  • Reduce your GHG emissions
  • Meet stakeholder expectations or obligations now and in the future.
  • Formalize Energy Policy and Objectives
  • Create respect for the energy management policy and embed energy efficient thinking in your organization.
  • Integrate your management systems
  • Align your EnMS with existing management systems for incremental benefit.
  • Secure Energy Supply
  • Understand your energy risk exposure and identify areas of the organization at greatest risk.
  • Drive Innovation
  • Develop opportunities for new products and services in the low-carbon economy of the future.
  • Flexible and Scalable
  • Applicable to any organization, large or small and from any industry.

Fees

1.    ADEQUACY AUDIT FEE    -    LKR 12,500/=

Includes cost of desktop review of the Pre-Assessment Questionnaire, EnMS Manual and records of Energy Review.

2.    STAGE-1 AUDIT FEE

LKR 10,000/= per Assessor man-day plus expenses for travel/stay of assessors which will be charged at cost.

3.    STAGE-2 AUDIT FEE

LKR 10,000/= per Assessor man-day plus expenses for travel/stay of Assessors which will be charged at cost.

4.    ANNUAL FEE

LKR 100,000/= per year

Fee covers all costs of minimum one surveillance audit per year excluding travel/stay expenses and is payable prior to registration and before each anniversary of registration.

5.    TRIENNIAL RECERTIFICATION FEE FOR RENEWAL

LKR 10,000/= per Assessor per man-day plus expenses for travel/stay of Assessor which will be charged at cost.

6.        The VAT + NBT 2% applicable with respect to each item indicated above has to be paid along with the relevant fee.

Organic Certification Scheme

It assures that the food or other agricultural products are produced using methods that do not involve modern synthetic inputs such as, pesticides & chemical Fertilizers, do not contain GMOs, not produced using irradiation, industrial solvents or chemical additives. As a management system which is in harmony with nature, organic Farming and fulfil consumer demands by placing emphasis on the safeguard of soil and water the enrichment of biodiversity and the responsible use of energy and natural resources.

Applicable scope sectors

  • Production, processing, handling, storage & transportation of organically produced agricultural products
  • Unprocessed  agricultural & livestock products
  • Processed agricultural & livestock products intended for human consumption containing one or more ingredients that are agricultural and / or livestock origin.
  • Feed stuff essentially intended for animal consumption
  • Agricultural & veterinary preparations that are intended for use in the production of organic material

Fees

1.    Adequacy Audit Fee    =  LKR 12 500/=
Covers costs of reviewing the OAPP document.

2.    Stage I Audit Fee
Stage I audit fee is computed as LKR 6 000/= per auditor per one man-day.

3.    Stage II Audit Fee   
Stage II audit fee is computed as LKR 6 000/= per auditor per one man-day.

4.    Annual Registration fee    -      LKR 60 000/=

Fee covers all costs of minimum one surveillance audit per year excluding travel/stay expenses and is payable prior to registration and before each anniversary of registration. Where number of products make at a facility exceeds ten, an additional fee (LKR 10 000/=) should be paid.

5.    Re-certification audit fee
Re-certification audit fee for renewal of certificate is computed as LKR 6 000/= per auditor per one man-day.

6.        All the above payments shall be accompanied with VAT + NBT 2% at the current rate.

7.        The client shall provide transport & accommodation for auditors.

8.       Concession for other certificate holders (QMS, FSMS, EMS,OSHAS, SA 8000)

Any organization obtains second certification from SLSI, which will be given 10% concession for the annual registration fee of the additional certification.

Super Market Management Certification Scheme

This certification is granted based on SLS 1432:2011 (Reqiurements for Good Practices for Super Markets) and Super Market Management Certification Scheme certification enables super market operators to manage super market activities according to specific requirements of the standard and to avoid any contamination risks of food and beverages

Vegetarian Certification Scheme

Assures that measures have been taken on the use of vegetarian claims in food or beverage in its ingredients, storage, handling, processing, coking, displaying, serving and transportation.

Fees

1.    Stage I Audit Fee
Stage I audit fee is computed as LKR 2 500/= per auditor per one man-day.

2.    Stage II Audit Fee   
Stage II audit fee is computed as LKR 2 500/= per auditor per one man-day.

3.    Annual Registration fee       
Type of Organization    Value of fixed assets (Excluding land and building)    Annual Fees
Category  1                  Below LKR 1.0 million                                            LKR  10 000/=
Category  11                Above LKR 1.0 million & Below LKR 5.0 million          LKR  25 000/=
Category  111               Above LKR 5.0 million                                            LKR  50 000/=

Fee covers all costs of minimum one surveillance audit per year excluding travel/stay expenses and is payable prior to registration and before each anniversary of registration.

4.    Re-certification audit fee
Re-certification audit fee for renewal of certificate is computed as LKR 2 500/= per auditor per one man-day.

5.        All the above payments shall be accompanied with VAT + NBT 2% at the current rate.

6.        The client shall provide transport & accommodation for auditors.

Vidatha Certification Scheme

Assure that the basic good manufacturing requirements and sector specific requirements are complying during manufacturing process.

 

FEE SCHEDULE

1.    Fees – Prior to Certification
(Application forms – free of charge)

1.1     Application Fee (non refundable)                          LKR    500.00*
1.2     Fee for preliminary assessment                            LKR 1,500.00*
1.3     Fee for additional assessment (per assessment)    LKR 2,000.00*
1.4    Fee for final assessment                                       LKR 2,500.00*


2.    Fees – After granting the certification


Type of Organization    Value of fixed assets
(Excluding land and building)    Annual Fees
Category  1    Up to LKR 100,000               LKR  1 000/=*
Category  11    LKR 100 000 to 500 000              LKR  2 000/=*
Category  111    LKR 500 000 to 1.0 million              LKR  4 000/=*
Category  IV    LKR 1.0 million to below LKR 5.0 million      LKR  15 000/=*
Category  V    Above LKR 5.0 million     LKR  25 000/=*


3.    Fees – Re-assessment

3.1 Fee for re-assessment        LKR 3,000/=*

3.2 Transport fee –cost of transport for each assessment /visit is charged Separately at the rate of LKR 35 /= per km.

4.    In case if samples of products to be tested for verification purposes on recommendation by the assessment panel, the cost of testing has to be borne by the applicant.


* In addition to above VAT + NBT 2% will be charged.

Procedure to Obtain Certification

Pre-certification Apply for certification
 
  SLSI Report/ Improvement on pre-assessment questionnaire
 
  Adequacy audit on quality manual
 
  Make improvements to the system
 
  Conduct stage I audit
 
  Make improvements to the system
 
  Conduct stage II audit
 
  Certification
 
Post certification Surveillance
 
  Re-Certification

Publicly available statement
SLSI understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its management system certification activities, manages conflict of interests and ensures the objectivity of its management system certification activities.

Impartiality Policy of Systems Certification Division of Sri Lanka Standards Institution 


Systems Certification Division (SCD) ensures that all conformity activities are complying with international standards and undertake all the activities impartially.  SCD of SLSI understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its management systems certification activities manages conflicts of interests and ensures the objectivity of its management systems certification activities.

SCD maintains the impartiality policy by establishing stringent procedures to the system certification activities and closely monitoring the information from the parties involved.

Director (Systems Certification)
Sri Lanka Standards Institution

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