ANSI serves as the administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private sector voluntary standardization system.
ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of standards, norms, technical reports and guidelines that directly impact businesses in every sector (domestic and international).
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates the development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the United States and represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in standardization forums around the globe.
ANSI oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of international norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector: from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more.
NSI has over 100 publishers of standards and more than 180,000 titles to chose from pertaining to software, training, industrial supplies, consulting services, acoustical devices, construction equipment, dairy and livestock production, energy distribution, homeland security, smart grid and social responsibility.
ANSI facilitates the development of American National Standards (ANS) by accrediting the procedures of standards developing organizations (SDOs). These groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus standards. Accreditation by ANSI signifies that the procedures used by the standards body in connection with the development of American National Standards meet the Institute’s essential requirements for openness, balance, consensus and due process.
The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) is actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards—including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO/IEC 17025 (testing and calibration laboratories) management systems.
ANSI is also actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards – including globally-recognized cross-sector programs such as the ISO 9000 (quality management) and ISO 14000 (environmental management).
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