The number of valid certificates to standards created by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) increased eight percent in 2016 according to the latest ISO Management System Standard Certifications—an annual survey of the number of valid certificates to ISO management system standards worldwide. The data for the survey is compiled by contacting accredited certification bodies to request information about the number of valid certificates they had as at December 31, 2016.
The results represent the most comprehensive overview of certifications to these standards currently available, despite fluctuations in the number of certificates from year to year due to differences in the number of participating certification bodies and the number of certificates they report.
The overall trends for 2016 were positive, with a total of 1,644,357 valid certificates reported in 2016.
This number includes:
- ISO 9001 certificates—1,106,356 (including 80,596 issued to the 2015 version), up seven percent
- ISO 14001 certificates—346,189 (including 23,167 issued to the 2015 version), up eight percent
- ISO/TS 16949 certificates—67,358, up seven percent
- ISO/IEC 27001 certificates—33,290, up 21 percent
- ISO 22000 certificates—32,139, unchanged
- ISO 13485 certificates—29,585, up 13 percent
- ISO 50001 certificates—20,216, up 69 percent
- ISO 20000-1 certificates—4,537, up 63 percent
- ISO 22301 certificates—3,853, up 23 percent
- ISO 39001 certificates—478
- ISO 28000 certificates—356
For the 2016 survey, two management system standards were added—ISO 19001:2012 Road Traffic Safety (RTS) management systems – Requirements with guidance for use and ISO 28000:2007 Specification for security management systems for the supply chain. This change was made following recommendations from international accreditation and certification experts, bringing the total of standards surveyed to 11.
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