- Promotes the principles and advantages of standardization, standards, and conformity assessment.
- Represents the views and concerns of standards users to standards developers.
- Represents the United States and Canada in the International Federation of Standards Users (IFAN).
- Develops, encourages, and supports educational programs and literature through conferences, publications, and courses.
- Provides a network for sharing knowledge and information in the standards community.
- Developer of American National Standard for the designation and organization of standards.