About ANSI Overview
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 while helping to assure the safety and health of consumers and
the protection of the environment.
The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of 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. 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) and
ISO 14000 (environmental) management systems.
To enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. business and the U.S.
quality of life by promoting and facilitating voluntary consensus standards and
conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity.
October 19, 1918
A 501(c)3 private, not-for-profit organization
Washington, DC Headquarters
1899 L Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20036
New York City Office (Operations)
25 West 43rd Street,
New York, New York, 10036
Chair of the Board
Senior Vice President, External Affairs & Government Relations
President and Chief Executive Officer
Comprised of Government agencies, Organizations, Companies, Academic and
International bodies, and individuals, the American National Standards
Institute (ANSI) represents the interests of more than 125,000 companies and
3.5 million professionals.
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). ANSI is also a member of the International
Accreditation Forum (IAF).
Regionally, the Institute is the U.S. member of the Pacific Area Standards
Congress (PASC) and the Pan American Standards Commission (COPANT). ANSI is
also a member of the Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC) and via the
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB), a member of the Inter American
Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).