ISO Certificates

ISO has released the results of its annual survey of certifications. The summary below shows the number of worldwide certificates issued for seven of the management system standards, along with the USA totals and the top ten countries.

ISO 9001 (Quality)
Certificates in 2014 = 1,138,155 (USA = 33,008)
Certificates in 2013 = 1,126,460 (USA = 34,869)
Increase = +11,695 (USA = -1861)
Percentage = +1% (USA = -5%)

Note: According to ISO, the USA decrease in 2014 is explained by a major contributor reporting significantly less certificates than in 2013. Certificates in 2014 were up 6,831 over 2012 numbers.

1. China = 342,800
2. Italy = 168, 960
3. Germany = 55,363
4. Japan = 45,785
5. India = 41,016
6. UK = 40,200
7. Spain = 36,005
8. USA = 33,008
9. France = 29,122
10. Australia = 19,731

ISO 14001 (Environment)
Certificates in 2014 = 324,148 (USA = 6,586)
Certificates in 2013 = 301,622 (USA = 6,071)
Increase = +22,526 (USA = +515)
Percentage = +7% (USA = +8%)

1. China = 117,758
2. Italy = 27,123
3. Japan = 23,597
4. UK = 16,438
5. Spain = 13,869
6. Romania = 9,285
7. France = 8,306
8. Germany = 7,676
9. USA = 6,573
10. India = 6,436

ISO/TS 16949 (Automotive)
Certificates in 2014 = 57,950 (USA = 4,112)
Certificates in 2013 = 53,723 (USA = 3,903)
Increase = +4,227 (USA = +209)
Percentage = +8% (USA = +5%)

1. China = 22,801
2. Korea = 4,774
3. India = 4,581
4. USA = 4,112
5. Germany = 3,356
6. Japan = 1,411
7. Thailand = 1,342
8. Mexico = 1,310
9. Italy = 1,240
10. Brazil = 1,233

ISO 22000 (Food Safety)
Certificates in 2014 = 30,500 (USA = 284)
Certificates in 2013 = 26,847 (USA = 157)
Increase = +3653 (USA = +127)
Percentage = +14% (USA = +81%)

1. China = 10,212
2. India = 1,817
3. Greece = 1,354
4. Italy = 1,214
5. Romania = 1,086
6. Japan = 1,036
7. Taipei = 836
8. Turkey = 826
9. France = 632
10. Poland = 626

ISO 13485 (Medical Devices)
Certificates in 2014 = 27,791 (USA = 5,175)
Certificates in 2013 = 25,655 (USA = 5,035)
Increase = +2,136 (USA = +140)
Percentage = +8% (USA = +3%)

1. USA = 5,167
2. Germany = 2,890
3. Italy = 2,695
4. China = 2,559
5. UK = 1,881
6. Switzerland = 1,304
7. Korea = 1,169
8. Japan = 1,075
9. France = 1,059
10. Taipei = 756

ISO 27001 (Information Security)
Certificates in 2014 = 23,972 (USA = 664)
Certificates in 2013 = 22,349 (USA = 566)
Increase = +1,623 (USA = +98)
Percentage = +7% (USA = +17%)

1. Japan = 7,170
2. UK = 2,259
3. India = 2,170
4. China = 2,002
5. Italy = 970
6. Romania = 893 7. Taipei = 779
8. Spain = 701
9. USA = 664
10. Germany = 640

ISO 50001 (Energy)
Certificates in 2014 = 6,778 (USA = 58)
Certificates in 2013 = 4,826 (USA = 22)
Increase = 1952 (USA = +36)
Percentage = +40% (USA = +164%)

1. Germany = 3,402
2. UK = 375
3. Spain = 310
4. Italy = 294
5. India = 271
6. France = 270
7. Taipei = 176
8. Thailand = 157
9. Austria = 109
10. Korea = 102

To read the ISO Survey Executive Summary, go to this web page.