Mission Statement


Committed to serving global societal needs, ASTM International positively impacts public health and safety, consumer confidence and overall quality of life. We integrate consensus standards, developed with our international membership of volunteer technical experts, and innovative services to improve lives—Helping our world work better.

Five Strategic Objectives

  1. Leadership

    Promote focus on public health and safety, expand leadership position in the standards community and broaden the international use of ASTM products and services.

  2. Global Technical Expertise

    Attract and retain technical experts from around the world by creating an intellectually and professionally rewarding collaborative environment that meets participant needs and expectations.

  3. Standards and Technical Content Development

    Always be relevant and continuously enhance the technical quality of standards and related content by providing a best-in-class, scalable development infrastructure.

  4. Service Provider

    Understand global societal needs and service stakeholders through the integration of innovative products and services.

  5. Organizational Vitality

    Provide an organizational culture of service and innovation with the appropriate resources to achieve ASTM's mission — positioned to respond to the changing environment.