The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) was established pursuant to the Royal Decree No. M/10 dated 16th of April, 1972 as a body of judicial personality.
SASO is one of the first pure technical governmental bodies. It governors the organizational and executive tasks related to standards, metrology and quality, including laying down and accrediting Saudi standards of goods, products and services, measurement and calibration bodies, and procedures of conformity evaluation and certification.
SASO is also responsible for accrediting laboratories and certification bodies for quality systems and setting methods of sampling, testing, and technical inspection as well as setting quality systems.
The Certificate of Conformity Program is in line with the Saudi’s future vision for Quality 2020 program, through which SASO aims to improve and develop the quality of products.