ANN ARBOR, Mich. — NSF International will honor the American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) World Standards Week, taking place Oct. 20-24, by highlighting the key role standards play in the global economy, according to a press release.

The goal of ANSI’s World Standards Week is to raise awareness about the importance of standardization and to promote the role of standards and conformance in meeting the needs of business, industry, government and consumers worldwide, stated the release.

The release reported that NSF International has developed over 90 voluntary American National Standards during the past 60+ years, accredited by ANSI and the Standards Council of Canada to develop standards and provide product certification, including NSF/ANSI standards for consumer products, dietary supplements, water products, commercial and residential food equipment, and more sustainable water contact and chemical products, services and commercial building and interiors products.

“Standards and conformity assessment are powerful tools that can be used strategically to fuel innovation and economic growth,” said ANSI President and CEO S. Joe Bhatia. “World Standards Week is an opportunity for companies large and small, public- and private-sector organizations and consumers and other stakeholders from across industries to collaborate on the ways that standardization can help them address common issues and increase competitiveness.”

You can find the release here.