ISO Certificate Survey

ISO has released the results of its annual survey of certificates. My summary below shows the number of worldwide certificates as of year-end 2017 for eight management system standards, the top ten countries for each standard, as well as, the USA totals.

ISO/TS 16949 has been replaced by IATF 16949, so ISO no longer provides survey results for the automotive standard.

ISO has changed from counting certificates and sites, to counting only certificates due to inconsistent site data. They attribute the decrease in certificates in part to this change.

ISO 9001 (Quality): 2008 and 2015 Editions

Certificates in 2017 = 1,058,504 (USA = 25,087)
Certificates in 2016 = 1,105,937 (USA = 30,474)
Decrease = – 47,433 (USA = -5,387)
Percentage = – 4 % (USA = -18 %)

1. China = 393,008
2. Italy = 97,646
3. Germany = 64,658
4. Japan = 45,030
5. UK = 37,478
6. India = 36,053
7. Spain = 31,984
8. USA = 25,087
9. France = 21,808
10. Brazil = 17,165

ISO 14001 (Environment): 2004 and 2015 Editions

Certificates in 2017 = 362, 610 (USA = 5,251)
Certificates in 2016 = 346,147 (USA = 5,582)
Increase = + 16,463 (USA = – 331)
Percentage = + 5 % (USA = – 6 %)

1. China = 165,665
2. Japan = 23,901
3. UK = 17,559
4. Italy = 14,571
5. Spain = 13,053
6. Germany = 12,176
7. India = 7,887
8. Sweden = 6,486
8. France = 6,318
9. Romania = 5,555
10. South Korea = 5,351
11. USA = 5,251

ISO 22000 (Food Safety)

Certificates in 2017 = 32,722 (USA = 75)
Certificates in 2016 = 32,139 (USA = 82)
Increase = + 583 (USA = – 7)
Percentage = + 2 % (USA = – 9 %)

1. China = 11,579
2. Greece = 2,285
3. India = 2,125
4. Japan = 1,190
5. Taiwan = 962
6. Italy = 898
7. Romania = 708
8. France = 622
9. Spain = 589
10. Poland = 561
54. USA = 75

ISO 13485 (Medical Devices)

Certificates in 2017 = 31,520 (USA = 5,731)
Certificates in 2016 = 29,585 (USA = 5,298)
Increase = + 1,955 (USA = + 433)
Percentage = + 7 % (USA = + 8 %)

1. Germany = 5,763
2. USA = 5,298
3. Italy = 2,766
4. China = 2,296
5. UK = 1,882
6. Japan = 1,259
7. France = 1,117
8. Switzerland = 971
9. Israel = 790
10. Taiwan = 737

ISO 27001 (Information Security)

Certificates in 2017 = 39,501 (USA = 1.517)
Certificates in 2016 = 33,290 (USA = 1,115)
Increase = + 6,211 (USA = + 402)
Percentage = + 19 % (USA = + 4 %)

1. Japan = 9,161
2. China = 5,069
3. UK = 4,503
4. India = 3,272
5. USA = 1,517
6. Germany = 1,339
7 Taiwan = 994
8. Italy = 958
9. Netherlands = 913
10. Spain = 803

ISO 22301 (Business Continuity)

Certificates in 2017 = 4,281 (USA = 211)
Certificates in 2016 = 3,853 (USA = 165)
Increase = + 428 (USA = +46)
Percentage = + 11 % (USA = + 28 %)

1. India = 1,678
2. UK = 700
3. Japan = 216
4. USA = 211
5. South Korea = 148
6. Greece = 84
7. Spain = 82
8. China = 73
9. Thailand = 73
10. Philippines = 66

ISO 20000-1 (IT Services)

Certificates in 2017 = 5,005 (USA = 214)
Certificates in 2016 = 4,537 (USA = 175)
Increase = + 468 (USA = + 39)
Percentage = + 10 % (USA = + 22 %)

1. China = 1,896
2. India = 489
3. UK = 341
4. Japan = 285
5. USA = 214
6. Spain = 197
7. Mexico = 146
8. Germany = 116
9. Czech Republic = 114
10. Italy = 105

ISO 50001 (Energy)
Certificates in 2017 = 22,870 (USA = 77)
Certificates in 2016 = 20,216 (USA = 47)
Increase = + 2.654 (USA = + 30)
Percentage = +13 % (USA = + 64 %)

1. Germany = 8,314
2. UK = 3,087
3. France = 2,307
4. China = 1,567
5. Italy = 857
6. India = 608
7. Hungary = 610
8. Spain = 568
9. Czech Republic = 522
10. Taiwan = 292
30. USA = 77

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