ANSI - American National Standards Institute

About ANSI

About ANSI

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting the U.S. voluntary standards and conformity assessment system and strengthening its impact, both domestically and internationally.

Whether at home or abroad, ANSI is committed to enhancing the global competitiveness of U.S. business and quality of life by providing a framework for fair standards development and quality conformity assessment systems, and safeguarding their integrity. Encompassing practically every industry, the Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations, and 30 million professionals worldwide.


Mission

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.

Founded

October 19, 1918

Legal Status

A 501(c)3 private, not-for-profit organization

Address:

Washington, DC Headquarters
1899 L Street, NW
11th Floor
Washington, DC, 20036
Tel: 202.293.8020
Fax: 202.293.9287
New York City Office (Operations)
25 West 43rd Street,
4th floor
New York, New York, 10036
Tel: 212.642.4900
Fax: 212.398.0023

Leadership

Russ Chaney
Chair of the Board, CEO
IAPMO
S. Joe Bhatia
President and Chief Executive Officer
ANSI

Employees

90+

Membership

Comprised of Government agencies, Organizations, Companies, Academic and International bodies, and individuals, ANSI represents and serves the diverse interests of more than 270,000 companies and organizations and 30 million professionals worldwide.

Annual Budget

$75 million

Affiliations

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).

The ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB), ANSI’s wholly owned subsidiary, is a member of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC). Regionally, ANAB is also a member of the Asia Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (APAC) and the InterAmerican Accreditation Cooperation (IAAC).

 Homeland Defense and Security Standardization Collaborative