The American National Standards Institute (ANSI)
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a non-profit organization that supervises and ensures the proper application of standards in the United States. Working closely with stakeholders from industry and government, ANSI works continuously on identifying and developing standards and conformity assessment in order to enhance the performance, environment, safety procedures of the organizations. Founded in 1918, ANSI represents over 125,000 companies and organizations of different interests. It also provides the private and public sectors a neutral forum of understanding.
Government Outreach and the Public-Private Partnership
In order to reach a common ground between the private and public sectors, ANSI organizes outreach programs to legislators to increase mutual understanding of the whereabouts of the private sector. Thus, bridging the gap between the government and through information and experience exchange.
First and foremost, ANSI’s main objective is to create ongoing standards panels, collaboratives, and partnerships. Moreover, it organizes workshops in order to set the standards by which the organizations will work accordingly. This happens to fulfill the national priorities and areas requiring cross-sector collaboration such as energy efficiency, electric vehicles, cybersecurity, and service economy
In order to create a bigger network and meet the international standards, and in order to envelop the different interests of the American standards, ANSI serves as the United States member in the International Standardization Organization (ISO). It is also a member of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC). In addition, it is a member of the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT), the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), and the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC).
International Trade Policy and Market Access
Also, one of ANSI’s focuses is to assist members and stakeholders in the United States on the international level to facilitate their business with their partners to keep up with the competition.
Why Be an ANSI Member?
- Being an ANSI member means that you have met the American National Standards (ANS), which is set in cooperation with standards developing organizations (SDO’s). That is an indication of high-quality and integration, resulting in more faith and trust in your organization.
- As a third party, ANSI offers a range of educational and training programs. It aims to promote an understanding of and participation in standards activities. Consequently, enhancing the performance of organizations.
- Involvement in forums and events: the performance of ANSI and its members stands on the principle of reaching a common ground. Therefore, being involved gives you, as an organization, a bigger involvement to communicate with the government and other members. As a result, reaching a better understanding and influence on technical and policy developments.
- You will have easy access to standards and updated information, discounts, and site-licensing agreements.