Want to contribute to a robust quality and standards ecosystem? Participate in the development of Singapore and international standards and help companies enhance the quality of their products and services, access local and global markets, and improve the safety, health and environment for Singaporeans. Before you get started with us, here is some information about the Singapore Standardisation Programme.
As the national standards body, Enterprise Singapore administers the Singapore Standardisation Programme through an industry-led Singapore Standards Council. The Council approves the establishment, review and withdrawal of Singapore Standards and Technical References. It also advises Enterprise Singapore on the policies, strategies, initiatives and procedures for standards development and promotion.
The Council comprises representatives from the industry, professional bodies, trade and consumer associations, academia and government agencies. It develops consensus-based Singapore Standards and promotes them so that they are accepted and adopted by stakeholders in Singapore. The Council also actively participates in the development and review of international standards that are important to Singapore. Aligned with the vision of seeing Quality and Standards (Q&S) as a key pillar of the future economy, Enterprise Singapore and the Council:
Singapore Standards Council
(18th term - 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023)
Mr Robert Chew
Partner, iGlobe Partners
Mr Tay Jih-Hsin
Swee Hin Power Systems Pte Ltd
Mr Chak Kong Soon
Stream Global Pte Ltd
Mr Chan Kok Way
SD Architects & Associates Pte Ltd
Mr Eddie Chau
Co-Founder & Chairman
Mr Andrew Chow
President, Singapore Business
ST Engineering Electronics Ltd
Mrs Diana Ee-Tan
SHATEC Institutes Pte Ltd
Er. Peter Leong
Council Board Member
International Electrotechnical Commission
Dr Allan Lim
External Partnerships, Intellectual Asset and Regulatory
Nestlé R&D Center (Pte) Ltd
Er. Mohd Ismadi
OSH Specialist Department
Occupational Safety and Health Division
Ministry of Manpower
Er. Lucas Ng
General Manager of Plant
Petrochemical Corporation of Singapore (Private) Limited
Mr Vincent Phang
Chief Executive Officer
Postal Services and Singapore
Singapore Post Limited
Mr Wim Roels
Chief Executive Officer
Borouge Pte Ltd
Dr Yong Chern Chet
Chief Operating Officer
Good Doctor Technology (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Dr John Yong
Director, Industry Development Office & Director, PE COI
Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology
Government Agencies and Consumer Association
Prof Gregory Goh
National Metrology Centre
Agency for Science, Technology and Research
Er. Clement Tseng
Building Plan and Management Group
Building and Construction Authority
Dr Kang Cheng Guan
Security & Emergency Planning Department
Power System Operation Division
Energy Market Authority
Ms Lee Hui Keng
Health Sciences Authority
Ms Aileen Chia
Deputy Chief Executive (Policy, Regulation & Competition Development)
Director-General (Telecoms & Post)
Infocomm Media Development Authority
Mr Lam Wee Shann
Technology and Industry Development
Land Transport Authority
Ms Charlene Chang
Ageing Planning Office
Ministry of Health
Mr S Satish Appoo
Joint Operations & Technology Group
National Environment Agency
Dr Tan Lee Kim, Kim
Director-General, Food Administration
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Food Agency
Mr Loy York Jiun
Consumers Association of Singapore
Ms Choy Sauw Kook
Quality & Excellence Group
Ms Leung Wai Ling
Asst Chief Executive Officer, Corporate Development and
Deputy Director-General, Quality & Excellence Group
Mr Sim Choon Siong
Quality & Excellence Group
Mr Cheong Tak Leong
The Council comprises 11 Standards Committees, 3 Coordinating Committees and a Standards Promotion Committee to lead standards development and implementation in various sectors. Under these Standards Committees, there are various Technical Committees and Working Groups that oversee, draft and review standards.
Here is the scope of the Standards Committee and Coordinating Committees.
Biomedical & Health
Develops standards for the biomedical and healthcare industry, with a focus on quality systems and processes, medical devices, laboratory testing, biotechnology, therapeutics and complementary health products, to enable the development of Singapore into a world-class biomedical sciences hub.
Building & Construction
Develops standards with a focus on architectural works, building maintenance and management, building structures and sub-structures, civil and geotechnical works and construction management to improve the quality, safety and productivity of the building and construction industry.
Develops standards to support the local chemical cluster and chemical-related supporting industries. Focuses on fuel oil bunkering, chemical and processes, petroleum processes and products, surface coatings, nanotechnology and LNG bunkering to promote innovation, enhance productivity, optimise resource efficiency and address social and safety requirements.
Electrical & Electronic
Develops standards to improve the safety and quality of electronics and electrical products and services, with a focus on power systems, buildings facilities and services that distribute and use electricity.
Participates in 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 & Resource
Develops standards to address sustainable development and promote the growth of the cleantech sector with a focus on environmental management, waste management, water management and sustainable energy.
Develops food-related standards in food services and production, to help position Singapore as a leading food and nutrition hub.
Develops info-communication standards in areas such as Internet-of-Things, financial services and IT security for the social and economic betterment of Singapore.
Develops manufacturing and general engineering standards to support the growth of the additive manufacturing, aerospace, marine & offshore, robotics and autonomous vehicles (automotive).
Quality & Safety
Develops a wide spectrum of standards for products, processes and practices related to personal/workplace safety and health and overall systems, processes and capabilities in the areas of quality management, risk, business continuity and anti-bribery, as well as conformity assessment standards to support the testing, inspection and certification industry.
Develops standards for the logistics, hotel and retail sectors to improve productivity, and support innovation, internationalisation and skills development in these service sectors.
Trade and Connectivity
Develops 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 that offers world-class connectivity to the region and beyond.
Drives standardisation in the area of cybersecurity as an enabler to support national initiatives, industries and emerging technologies.
Drives standardisation in the areas of interoperability, security, safety and performance of products, processes and systems to support the smart nation initiative.
Drives standardisation work that supports liveability within homes and community, healthcare, eldercare, nutrition and technology for the elderly.
Enterprise Singapore appoints Standards Development Organisations (SDOs) to develop and promote adoption of Singapore & International standards. The three SDOs manage the following Standards Committees and their associated Technical Committees and Working Groups.
Standards Development Organisation (SDO)
The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES)
Singapore Chemical Industry Council (SCIC)
Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF)
Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) manages the standardisation work of the Information Technology Standards Committee.
As the national standards body, Enterprise Singapore facilitates the development of national standards – Singapore Standards (SS) and Technical References (TR) – based on requests from industry and government.
SSs and TRs are developed in the form of specifications for materials, products, services and systems, codes of practice, requirements of interoperability, methods of test, management systems, guidelines and nomenclatures.
TRs are developed to address urgent industry demand and are issued for industry trials for a period of time. Comments received during this trial period are considered when a TR is reviewed. TRs can become SS after the trial period, continue as TRs for further industry trials or be withdrawn.
You can propose the development of a new standard, review an existing standard or participate in international standardisation. To submit your request, please click here.
We appreciate your feedback at this important stage of development of the Singapore Standards. This is your opportunity to influence the standards that will be developed for your industry. It includes new and revised Singapore Standards, as well as the review, amendment and withdrawal of existing ones. Share your inputs on the draft standards listed here.