American National Standards Institute

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) coordinates the development and use of voluntary consensus standards in the United States. It represents the needs and views of U.S. stakeholders in standardization forums around the globe.

The Institute oversees creation, promulgation and use of thousands of international norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector. These range from acoustical devices to construction equipment, from dairy and livestock production to energy distribution, and many more. ANSI is actively engaged in accrediting programs that assess conformance to standards. All products are globally-recognized cross-sector programs. ISO 9000 (quality) and ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems add value to the customer experience.

As the voice of the U.S. standards and conformity assessment system, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) empowers its members and constituents to strengthen the U.S. marketplace position in the global economy. It helps to assure the safety and the health of consumers and the protection of the environment.

American National Standards Institute Inc (ANSI): accreditation/standards

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.

Standards Connect from ANSI: Standards Access Simplified

Standards Connect from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) provides an effective, money-saving, multi-user solution for accessing standards. By selecting content from multiple publishers, you create a subscription that is tailored to your business while only paying for the standards your company needs.

Standards Connect is the subscription service that works for your business and your budget. We custom build a pricing plan that fits your organization, based on:The specific standard(s) or collection(s) of standardsThe number of locations accessing the standardsThe number of employees that need accessANSI members receive discounts on eligible standardsStandards + Subscription Access Option + Standards Connect = Solution


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ANSI is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Regionally, the Institute is the U.S. member of the Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) and the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT). ANSI is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) and the Inter American Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

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