The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) headquarters has a new home in Washington, D.C.
ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization system, has been headquartered in New York City since it was founded in 1918.
The new offices, located at 1819 L Street, N.W., Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036, will house ANSI's president and chief executive officer and ANSI staff supporting the Institute's conformity assessment, international policy and public policy initiatives.
The Institute's domestic and international standards facilitation programs, and its administrative operations, will remain in the New York City offices.
Dr. Mark W. Hurwitz, ANSI president and CEO, noted "the Board of Directors' decision to relocate ANSI headquarters to the nation's capital will enable us to work even more closely with U.S. public policy leaders. This strengthened link between the private- and public-sectors will greatly enhance the Institute's mission. Our proximity to members and constituents in the Washington, D.C. area is critical to our ability to advance global trade, environmental, and safety and health issues."
ANSI's mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American way of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the world's leading standards bodies, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC).