Certification Survey

The recently released ISO Survey of Certifications shows that ISO 9001 has topped one million certifications. ISO 9001 certifications at the end of 2009 were up 8% over the prior year.

The increasing importance organizations give to information security was demonstrated by the 40% increase in ISO 27001 certifications, which reached 12,934 in 117 countries.

Note: The second article in this newsletter provides the top 10 countries in certificate totals and growth for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO 13485, and ISO 27001.

ISO 9001 

ISO 9001 gives the requirements for quality management systems. At the end of 2009, at least 1,064,785 ISO 9001 certificates (2000 and 2008 editions) had been issued in 178 countries and economies. The 2009 total represents an increase of 81,953 (+8%) over 2008, when the total was 982,832 in 176 countries and economies.

ISO 14001 

ISO 14001 gives the requirements for environmental management systems. At the end 2009, at least 223,149 ISO 14001:2004 certificates had been issued in 159 countries and economies. The 2009 total represents an increase of 34,334 (+15%) over 2008 when the total was 188,815 in 155 countries and economies.

ISO/TS 16949 

ISO/TS 16949 gives the requirements for the application of ISO 9001 by suppliers in the automotive sector. At the end of 2009, at least 41,240 ISO/TS 16949 certificates (2002 and 2009 editions) had been issued in 83 countries and economies.

ISO 13485

ISO 13485 gives quality management requirements for the medical device sector for regulatory purposes. At the end of 2009, at least 16,424 ISO 13485:2003 certificates had been issued in 90 countries and economies. The 2009 total represents an increase of 3,190 (+24%) over 2008 when the total was 13,234 in 88 countries and economies.

ISO 27001 

ISO 27001 gives the requirements for information security management systems. At the end of 2009, at least 12,934 ISO 27001:2005 certificates had been issued in 117 countries and economies. The 2009 total represents an increase of 3,688 (+40%) over 2008 when the total was 9,246 in 82 countries and economies.

To see further details of the survey, you can download this free PDF survey reportfrom the ISO web site.