Short History on BOBS
Standards provide a veritable backbone for daily life. They encourage an
improved quality of life by contributing to safety, human health and protection
of the environment.
Following the adoption of the Satndards Act by parliament in 1995, Botswana
Bureau of Standards (BOBS) became a Parastatal in April 1997 as envisaged in
the Act. It is governed by a 12 member Standards Council, appointed by Minister of Trade & Industry. BOBS is the official
body responsible for all issues related to standardization and quality
assurance at the national level. BOBS is also a full member of the
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the national contact
point for all SADC programmes and Standardization and Quality Assurance.
BOBS was formed with the primary objectives of formulating Botswana standards
and co-ordinating quality assurance activities in Botswana with mission to
improve the quality of life of the citizens of Botswana.
BOBS offers technical services in the areas of standardization, testing of
goods, certification of products, industrial & trade metrology, quality
management systems, environmental management systems, information and training. BOBS is also a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
BOBS Mission Statement
To establish national standards, promote and facilitate their implementation with a view to improving industrial competitiveness and efficiency to enhance trade, and protect the consumer and the environment.
BOBS is a renowned National Standards Body, whose services are preferred locally and regionally.
||We carry out our work with accuracy and excellence
||We employ new ides and improved ways in doing business
||We carry out business in openness and honesty
||We work together in good faith, supporting and motivating one another for a common purpose
||We display ethical, positive attitude and behavior in conducting our business and contribute with compassion to the community
Demonstrating its commitment to product
quality and customer service, BOBS is certified under ISO 9001:2000,
a comprehensive internal Quality Assurance System. The ISO 9000
series of standards represent an international consensus on what
good management practices will result in a consistently acceptable
product to the client. The ISO 9001:2000 approach is a significant
change towards customer satisfaction becoming the primary focus of
the Quality Management System.
Our beautiful country Botswana
Botswana is centrally located in the heart of Southern Africa.
Botswana is a land locked country and its surface area is 581730 square