ISO Certificate Survey

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

ISO 9001 (Quality)
Certificates in 2015 = 1,033,936 (USA = 33,103)
Certificates in 2014 = 1,036,321 (USA = 28,125)
Increase = – 2,385 (USA = + 4,978)
Percentage = – 0.2% (USA = + 17.7%)

1. China = 292, 559
2. Italy = 132,870
3. Germany = 52,995
4. Japan = 47,101
5. India = 36,305
6. UK = 40,161
7. USA = 33,103
8. Spain = 32,730
9. France = 27,844
10. Romania = 20,524

ISO 14001 (Environment)
Certificates in 2015 = 319,324 (USA = 6,067)
Certificates in 2014 = 296,736 (USA = 5,617)
Increase = +22,588 (USA = +450)
Percentage = +7.6% (USA = +8.0%)

1. China = 114,303
2. Japan = 26,069
3. Italy = 22,350
4. UK = 17,824
5. Spain = 13,310
6. Romania = 10,581
7. Germany = 8,224
8. France = 6,847
9. India = 6,782
10. USA = 6,067

ISO/TS 16949 (Automotive)
Certificates in 2015 = 62,944 (USA = 4,345)
Certificates in 2014 = 57,950 (USA = 4,112)
Increase = +4,994 (USA = +233)
Percentage = +8.6% (USA = +5.7%)

1. China = 25,498
2. Korea = 5,089
3. India = 4,992
4. USA = 4,345
5. Germany = 3,473
6. Japan = 1,482
7. Thailand = 1,468
8. Mexico = 1,441
9. Italy = 1,345
10. Taipei = 1,323

ISO 22000 (Food Safety)
Certificates in 2015 = 32,061 (USA = 210)
Certificates in 2014 = 27,690 (USA = 275)
Increase = +4371 (USA = -65)
Percentage = +15.8% (USA = -23.6%)

1. China = 9,949
2. India = 2,071
3. Greece = 1,526
4. Romania = 1,171
5. Japan = 1,089
6. Turkey = 987
7. Taipei = 937
8. Italy = 818
9. Russia = 733
10. Poland = 677

ISO 13485 (Medical Devices)
Certificates in 2015 = 26,255 (USA = 5,231)
Certificates in 2014 = 26,280 (USA = 4,918)
Increase = -25 (USA = +313)
Percentage = -0.01% (USA = +6.4%)

1. USA = 5,231
2. Italy = 2,635
3. Germany = 2,508
4. China = 1,961
5. UK = 1,651
6. France = 1,400
6. Switzerland = 1,164
8. Japan = 1,064
9. Korea = 1,059
10. Taipei = 750

ISO 27001 (Information Security)
Certificates in 2015 = 27,536 (USA = 1247)
Certificates in 2014 = 23,005 (USA = 654)
Increase = +4,531 (USA = +593)
Percentage = +19.7% (USA = +90.7%)

1. Japan = 8,240
2. UK = 2,790
3. India = 2,490
4. China = 2,469
5. USA = 1,247
6. Romania = 1,078
8. Germany = 994
9. Taipei = 939
10. Spain = 676

ISO 20000-1 (IT Services)
Certificates in 2015 = 2778 (USA = 223)

1. India = 425
2. Japan = 299
3. Spain = 231
4. USA = 223
5. UK = 197
6. China = 138
7. Germany = 108
8. Thailand = 97
9. Czech Republic = 90
10. Italy = 86

ISO 50001 (Energy)
Certificates in 2015 = 11,985 (USA = 53)
Certificates in 2014 = 6,765 (USA = 52)
Increase = +5220 (USA = +1)
Percentage = +77.2% (USA = +1.9%)

1. Germany = 5,931
2. UK = 1,464
3. France = 500
4. Italy = 470
5. India = 405
6. Spain = 390
7. China = 262
7. Taipei = 262
9. Austria = 220
10. Thailand = 138

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