NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has launched a new accreditation services website, www.ansiaccreditation.org, designed to serve as a central resource for those seeking information on ANSI's wide range of accreditation services. The new site provides fast, easy access to key content on ANSI's broad portfolio of accreditation programs, comprehensive accreditation directories for each program, and up-to-date information on ANSI workshops, news, and events.
ANSI's third-party accreditation services include programs for product and personnel certification bodies, education and training certificate-issuing bodies, and organizations providing certification services related to various areas of environmental management. ANSI is also the sole accreditor of standards developers that sponsor American National Standards, and of Technical Advisory Groups that formulate U.S. positions in relation to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) activities. The new website details how federal, state, and local authorities, in addition to certification scheme owners, increasingly rely on ANSI accreditation to demonstrate value and assure competency for important public priorities.
A thorough revamp of ANSI's previous accreditation website, www.ansiaccreditation.org offers a number of significant enhancements, including:
- A new "Who's Accredited" tab, providing easy access to accreditation directories for each ANSI accreditation program
- Reorganized and improved navigation
- Streamlined content that is easier to read and understand
- A modern aesthetic in line with ANSI's updated direction for website design
"We are excited to improve this reference for enhanced use as a lever to lift understanding and knowledge in the marketplace," said Lane Hallenbeck, vice president of accreditation services. "The new accreditation site will improve the experience for existing and potential customers who will have an efficient space for need-to-know offerings and resources."
ANSI is a private non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance U.S. global competitiveness and the American quality of life by promoting, facilitating, and safeguarding the integrity of the voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system. Its membership is comprised of businesses, professional societies and trade associations, standards developers, government agencies, and consumer and labor organizations. The Institute represents the diverse interests of more than 125,000 companies and organizations and 3.5 million professionals worldwide.
The Institute is the official U.S. representative to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and, via the U.S. National Committee, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and is a U.S. representative to the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).
SOURCE American National Standards Institute