Royal Decree No M/10 dated AH 1392-03-03 established SASO as a judicial body. A board of directors, headed by H.E. the Minister of Commerce, consisting of representatives of the key sectors affected, outlined the overall policy of SASO regarding standardization within the Kingdom.

SASO has announced Energy Efficiency Labeling Regulations to indicate the energy efficiency of refrigerators (including the refrigerator and/or freezer function), moreover as air conditioners, washing machines, electric motors and lighting products.
SASO EER certifications are valid for one year from the issuing date.