Annual World Standards Day Highlights the Importance of Voluntary Standards


Oct. 5, 2018


 

On October 18, ASME will join with its fellow standards development organizations at the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day — an annual event that is intended to raise awareness of the importance of global standardization to the world’s economy — during the American National Standards Institute’s World Standards Week meeting in Washington, D.C.  ASME is a Gold Sponsor of World Standards Week, which will be held from October 15 to 19, with many ASME volunteers and staff actively participating in the meeting’s activities.

Established in 1970, World Standards Day recognizes the work of the thousands of professionals across the globe who develop voluntary standards through such organizations as ASME, the National Fire Protection Association, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials, the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, the International Code Council and the American Petroleum Institute.

ASME would like to take this opportunity to thank the more than 4,700 dedicated ASME Standards & Certification committee members throughout the world who have helped ASME remain a trusted leader in the development of voluntary consensus standards that enhance public safety, health and quality of life as well as support innovation, trade and competitiveness. ASME is indebted to the service of these committed individuals and honored to pay tribute to their contributions through the U.S. Celebration of World Standards Day.