The number of certifications to ISO management system standards worldwide continues to rise according to the latest ISO Survey. As the most comprehensive overview of certifications to management system standards, the annual survey provides an insight into valid certifications to ISO’s management system standards issued by accredited certification bodies worldwide.
According to the results for 2015, 1,519,952 valid certificates were reported worldwide across nine management system standards, representing a 3 percent increase from last year.
Management system standards, ISO 9001 for quality management and ISO 14001 for environmental management, remain popular with 1,036,321* and 319,324 certificates respectively. ISO 9001 certifications saw a 0.2 percent decrease on the previous year, while ISO 14001 certifications were up eight percent.
This year’s survey included a new addition, ISO/IEC 20000-1:2011, Information technology – Service management – Part 1: Service management system requirements, which was added following recommendations by international accreditation and certification experts.
Other highlights from the survey include:
- 11,985 certificates for ISO 50001 for energy management were issued, an increase of 77 percent from last year.
- 3,133 certificates were issued to ISO 22301 for business continuity management, up 78 percent on last year.
- ISO and IEC’s standard for information security, ISO/IEC 27001 saw a 20 percent increase to 27,536 certificates worldwide.
- Certificates for ISO 22000 for food management increased 16 percent.
- Certificates for ISO/TS 16949 for the automotive sector increased nine percent.
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* Including 4,190 issued to the 2015 version published in September 2015.