The Grenada Bureau of Standards (GDBS) is the main entity responsible for and driving the development of Grenada’s National Quality Infrastructure. GDBS was established by Standards Act of 1989 and is a body corporate within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development. The GDBS is also the designated National Metrology Institute (NMI) for Grenada. It is governed by a Standards Council, who are the Board of Directors of the organization. The day-to-day activities are conducted by a Secretariat headed by a Director and twenty-two (22) staff members. The operations of the GDBS are based on the pillars of the Quality Infrastructure (Standardization, Metrology, Conformity Assessment [Testing, Inspection & Certification], and Accreditation) and Financial Self‐Sustainability and Organizational Efficiency.
Vision and Mission Statements
The Bureau’s vision is “to be a centre of excellence for providing services in Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Compliance to Standards with a view to enhancing the country’s competitiveness.”
The mission of the Grenada Bureau of Standards is “improving the quality competitiveness of Grenadian Industries thus enhancing the quality of life of Grenadians through standardization.”