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American Petroleum Institute (API) was formed in 1919 as a standards-setting organization is the largest U.S. trade association for the oil and natural gas industry. API has developed more than 700 standards to enhance operational safety, environmental protection and sustainability across the industry, especially through these standards being adopted globally.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) is a standards setting body which publishes specifications, test protocols, and guidelines that are used in highway design and construction throughout the United States. Despite its name, the association represents not only highways but air, rail, water, and public transportation as well
Asociación Española de Normalización y Certificación (AENOR) is a Spanish, private, independent, non-profit institution that contributes, through the development of standardization and certification activities (N + C) to improve the quality of companies, their products and services, as well as to protect the environment environment and, with it, the welfare of society.
International Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard) is a globally-applicable framework for major water users to understand their water use and impacts, and to work collaboratively and transparently for sustainable water management within a catchment context.