1. Advanced by an ANSI-Accredited Standards Developer (ASD)
2. Developed through an open, consensus-based process, with meaningful and fair opportunities for all stakeholders to contribute
The integrity and inclusiveness of the ANS process results in high-quality standards that help to protect the public and foster commerce. Consistent with our democratic principles, everyone who chooses to participate in the ANS process can have a voice. Consensus and comment consideration in a due process–based (fair) environment lead to standards that will be better accepted and more widely used. On almost any given day, a standards group or technical committee (consensus body) is meeting and making decisions that affect the bottom line of our national economy, safety and innovation. Broad engagement in this process is critical – the ANS process gives everyone a chance to be heard and to contribute to standards-based solutions for a strong nation and a safer, healthier world.
As part of its efforts to help ensure those due process principles are met, ANSI encourages the general public to get involved in the ANS process via the following three main activities: