ISO Certificate Survey

ISO has released the results of its annual survey of certifications. My summary below shows the number of worldwide certificates as of year-end 2016 for eight of management system standards, along with the USA totals and the top ten countries for each standard.

ISO 9001 (Quality): 2008 and 2015 Editions
Certificates in 2016 = 1,106,356 (USA = 30,474)
Certificates in 2015 = 1,034,180 (USA = 33,103)
Increase = + 72,176 (USA = – 2,629)
Percentage = + 7 % (USA = – 8 %)

1. China = 350,631
2. Italy = 150,143
3. Germany = 66,233
4. Japan = 49,429
5. UK = 37,901
6. India = 37,901
7. Spain = 34,438
8. USA = 30,474
9. France = 23,403
10. Brazil = 20,908

ISO 14001 (Environment): 2004 and 2015 Editions
Certificates in 2016 = 346,189 (USA = 5,582
Certificates in 2015 = 319,496 (USA = 6,067)
Increase = + 26,693 (USA = – 485)
Percentage = + 8 % (USA = – 8 %)

1. China = 137,230
2. Japan = 27,372
3. Italy = 26,655
4. UK = 16,761
5. Spain = 13,717
6. Germany = 9,444
7. France = 6,695
8. India = 7,625
9 Romania = 6,075
10. USA = 5,582

ISO/TS 16949 (Automotive)
Certificates in 2016 = 67,358 (USA = 4,293)
Certificates in 2015 = 62,944 (USA = 4,345)
Increase = + 4,414 (USA = – 52)
Percentage = + 7 % (USA = – 1 %)

1. China = 28,830
2. Korea = 5,352
3. India = 5,289
4. USA = 4,293
5. Germany = 3,460
6. Mexico = 1,575
7. Thailand = 1,547
8. Japan = 1,506
9. Italy = 1,405
10. Taipei = 1,384

ISO 22000 (Food Safety)
Certificates in 2016 = 32,139 (USA = 82)
Certificates in 2015 = 32,061 (USA = 210)
Increase = +78 (USA = – 128)
Percentage = 0 % (USA = – 61 %)

1. China = 11,069
2. Greece = 2,227
3. India = 2,000
4. Italy = 1,304
5. Japan = 1,180
6. Taipei = 919
7. Poland = 701
8. Romania = 682
9. Turkey = 651
10. Spain = 611

ISO 13485 (Medical Devices)
Certificates in 2016 = 29,585 (USA = 5,298)
Certificates in 2015 = 26,255 (USA = 5,231)
Increase = + 3,330 (USA = + 67)
Percentage = + 7 % (USA = + 1 %)

1. USA = 5,298
2. Germany = 4,107
3. Italy = 2,980
4. China = 2,244
5. UK = 2,083
6. Japan = 1,330
7. France = 1,097
8. Switzerland = 955
9. Taipei = 807
10. Korea = 784

ISO 27001 (Information Security)
Certificates in 2016 = 33,290 (USA = 1,115)
Certificates in 2015 = 27,536 (USA = 1,247)
Increase = + 5,754 (USA = – 132)
Percentage = + 21 % (USA = – 11 %)

1. Japan = 8,945
2. UK = 3,367
3. India = 2,902
4. China = 2,618
5. Germany = 1,338
6. USA = 1,115
7 Taipei = 1,087
8. Spain = 752
9. Poland = 657
10. Netherlands = 670

ISO 20000-1 (IT Services)
Certificates in 2016 = 4,537 (USA = 175)
Certificates in 2015 = 2,778 (USA = 223)
Increase = + 1,759 (USA = – 48)
Percentage = + 63 % (USA = – 22 %)

1. China = 1,666
2. India = 442
3. Japan = 285
4. UK = 217
5. Spain = 215
6. USA = 175
7. Italy = 119
8. Germany = 104
8. Romania = 104
10. Mexico = 98

ISO 50001 (Energy)

Certificates in 2016 = 20,334 (USA = 47)

Certificates in 2015 = 11,985 (USA = 53)
Increase = + 8,349 (USA = – 6)
Percentage = +70 % (USA = – 11 %)

1. Germany = 9,024
2. UK = 2,829
3. Italy = 1,415
4. China = 1,015
5. France = 759
6. India = 570
7. Hungary = 546
8. Spain = 465
9. Czech Republic = 369
10. Taipei = 298

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

To see the full survey results, go to this ISO web page.