Recognized standards and document(s): document which a committee of designated experts has reviewed and deemed relevant to industry interests. These documents are additional suggested resources. 

Having many standards development organizations covering various industries or topics, our members tend to find and use non-ASABE standards that may be relevant to their needs. Technical committees can now build a list of such potentially useful standards following expert review for relevance, to share with interested parties. 

The main reason for having this list of recognized standards is to provide an alternative to the adoption of international standards that have not been pursued by ASABE due to the resources required.  The option of a list of recognized standards, both international and national, allows ASABE to serve the user base most effectively. This list will note important and relevant standards related to ASABE areas of interest in agriculture and biosystems to members, users, the public, trade associations, and regulators.

Any document developed by an accredited SDO may be considered for inclusion on the recognized standards list. If you would like to see a document from another SDO be recognized on the list, please submit your request to the appropriate ASABE technical committee leadership. If you do not know who should be receiving the request, you can contact ASABE Standards Staff and they will direct the request to the appropriate technical committee. 

The main criteria for including a document on the recognized list is that the document should meet the needs of industry and organizations involved in agricultural and biological systems. The document will be reviewed and approved by experts in the related ASABE technical committee through a successful ballot. Once included on the list, no interpretation will be made regarding the identified documents by ASABE staff or technical committee members. Thus, the selection and use of any recognized standard is the responsibility of the individual using the document.

The list will be updated as committees review relevant standards. Listed standards will be evaluated periodically, and if needed, international standards from the list may be nationally adopted. Current national standards from other SDOs which are on the list are property of and copyrighted to that organization. Documents are not available through ASABE and may be purchased from outside resources.

ASABE Recognized Documents Approval Procedures