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World Standards Day 2020 Focuses on Protecting the Planet with Standards


The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) joins in recognizing World Standards Day, celebrated this year on October 14 with the theme, “Protecting the Planet with Standards."

Celebrated annually each fall, World Standards Day pays raises awareness of the role that standards play in addressing global priorities and pays tribute to the thousands of volunteers around the world who participate in standardization activities.

The worldwide celebration is coordinated by the World Standards Cooperation (WSC) – an alliance of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

According to the WSC, this year’s theme recognizes that standards offer a powerful tool to reduce the human impact on our plant: They cover all aspects of energy savings, water, and air quality, establish standardized protocols and methods of measurement. Furthermore, their broad use helps reduce the environmental impact of industrial production and processes, facilitates the reuse of limited resources, and improves energy efficiency.

“With the ever growing pressures that are being placed on the Earth’s resources, it is essential that we safeguard them for future generations,” said ISO Secretary-General Sergio Mujica in a special WSD video message.

U.S. Celebration of World Standard Day 2021

ANSI looks forward to bringing the U.S. standardization community together in person on October 28, 2021, for the 2021 U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) will serve as the WSD administrating organization in 2021.

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Jana Zabinski

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