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About the SSC
As the national standards body, Enterprise Singapore oversees the Singapore Standardisation Programme through an industry-led SSC. The SSC collaborates with key stakeholders including industry, professional bodies and government agencies to advise on policies, strategies, initiatives and procedures to develop, promote and review national standards.
The SSC represents Singapore in key international organisations such as the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Aligned with the vision of Quality and Standards (QS) as a key pillar of the future economy, Enterprise Singapore and the SSC work together to:
- Identify and develop new standards (Singapore Standards, Technical References and Workshop Agreements) as well as review existing standards to enhance the competitiveness of enterprises and support social, safety, health and environment initiatives in Singapore
- Focus on emerging areas identified in initiatives such as the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 Plan, and support key government initiatives
- Support priority areas under the relevant Industry Transformation Maps
- Build QS competency in business leaders, regulators and workers
- Deepen international and regional engagement to facilitate market access, position Singapore as a thought leader, and build capacity in key areas of national interest
Standards Committees and Coordinating Committees
Biomedical and HealthDevelops and promotes critical standards for the biomedical and healthcare clusters to enable the development of Singapore into a world-class biomedical science hub. Supports priority areas under the relevant Industry Transformation Maps as well as emerging areas identified under the Health and Biomedical Sciences domain in the Research, Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 Plan.
Building and ConstructionDevelops and promotes standards in the areas of architectural works, building maintenance and management, building structures and sub-structures, civil and geotechnical works, and construction management. Supports national efforts, including legislation, in the promotion of a safe, high-quality, sustainable and friendly built environment.
ChemicalDevelops and promotes standards for the local chemical cluster and chemical-related supporting industries to enable Singapore to retain its position as a world-class chemical hub. Focuses on test methods and performance assessment techniques, as well as best practices in the manufacturing and handling, use and disposal throughout the life cycle of chemicals to safeguard public interest, workers’ health and safety, and the environment.
Electrical and ElectronicDevelops and promotes standards in the areas of equipment, systems and installations for the distribution and use of electricity and electrotechnical products, with the strategic intent of providing safe and good quality products and services for Electrical and Electronic related areas. Participates in the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a Singapore National Committee member to influence the international development of electrotechnical standards and related matters, such as conformity assessment to IEC standards.
Environment and ResourcesDevelops and promotes standards that address climate change, the circular economy, water management, sustainable energy, sustainable finance and clean technologies.
FoodDevelops, promotes and facilitates the implementation of standards across the whole food value chain from farm to fork. Supports both national and industry-driven efforts, including legislation, in the promotion of a safe and sustainable food production & consumption environment for domestic and international needs.
Information TechnologyDevelops info-communication standards in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, e-financial services, green IT, the Internet-of-Things and security & privacy, for the social and economic betterment of Singapore.
ManufacturingDevelops and promotes critical standards to support the growth of the manufacturing and general engineering sectors in Singapore, namely: additive, aerospace, marine & offshore, robotics & automation and smart manufacturing.
Quality and SafetyDevelops and promotes standards for products, processes and practices related to personal/workplace safety and health, management systems, processes and capabilities in the areas of business continuity, community resilience, emergency management, protective security, quality management, risk management and compliance, as well as conformity assessment standards to support the testing, inspection and certification industry.
ServicesDevelops and promotes standards for the hospitality, retail, consumer and MICE & events-related industries. Supports key national initiatives under the relevant Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs), such as Hotels and Retail ITMs, to scale up productivity, innovation, internationalisation and skills in these service sectors.
Trade and ConnectivityDevelops and promotes critical standards to support the transformation of Singapore’s industries in the areas of trade, logistics, and transport, and strengthen Singapore’s position as a leading logistics and supply chain management hub offering world-class connectivity to the region and beyond. Oversees the standardisation of trade and logistics sectors and supports key national initiatives including the relevant ITMs.
TransportationDevelops and promotes standards that sustain high reliability and safety, support smart and environmentally-friendly land transportation systems and facilitate the growth of new opportunities in the land transportation ecosystem.
Standards Development Organisations
Enterprise Singapore appoints Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) to develop and promote the adoption of Singapore and International standards. The following SDOs manage their respective Standards Committees and associated Technical Committees and Working Groups:
Duke-NUS Centre of Regulatory Excellence (CoRE)
- Biomedical and Health Standards Committee
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)
- Building and Construction Standards Committee
- Transportation Standards Committee
Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)
- Food Standards Committee
Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)
- Chemical Standards Committee
- Environment and Resources Standards Committee
Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
- Manufacturing Standards Committee
- Quality and Safety Standards Committee
Energy Research Institute @ Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
- Electrical and Electronic Standards Committee
Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) manages the standardisation work of the Information Technology Standards Committee.
Facilitates cross-sharing of information, and coordinates and drives the development of cybersecurity standards to support various industries, relevant national initiatives, industry transformation maps and emerging technologies.
Coordinates Singapore’s participation in ISO/IEC/ITU technical committees and relevant industry consortia relating to cybersecurity.
Coordinates standards development related to Smart Nation initiatives in the relevant Standards Committees.
Coordinates Singapore’s participation in ISO/IEC/ITU technical committees and relevant industry consortia relating to smart cities.
Provides strategic direction, coordinates standards development and facilitates cross-sharing of information for the successful ageing of Singapore’s population.
Coordinates Singapore’s participation in ISO/TC 314 Ageing Societies and monitoring of other related international work.