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ISO Survey

Every year we perform a survey of certifications to our management system standards. The survey shows the number of certificates to ISO management standards (such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) given in each country, each year.

The fluctuation in number of certificates from year to year is largely due to the variability in response from individual certification bodies. Despite our best efforts to display consistent results, this is not always possible as we cannot guarantee the same participation rate.

ISO does not perform certification. Organizations looking to get certified to an ISO standard must contact an independent certification body. The ISO Survey counts the number of certificates issued by certification bodies that have been accredited by members of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Learn more about how to get certified.

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For any questions about the ISO Survey, please contact Laurent Charlet at charlet@iso.org.

ISO Survey 2013

The 2013 edition once again demonstrates comprehensive growth for all seven ISO management systems standards covered by the survey, with a 4 % increase in numbers of certificates issued worldwide.

On trend from last year, three sectors exhibit steady growth, in particular information security management (ISO/IEC 27001) and food management (ISO 22001), respectively boasting a healthy 14 % and 15 % increase in certification, while the medical devices sector (ISO 13485) similarly shows a 15 % increment. Strikingly, the US tops the certification charts for medical devices, a field otherwise dominated by Europe which claims a substantial 60 % share of the market.

Read the overview in the Executive summary (PDF 397 kB).

Survey data

The survey data is available in excel format

The full data set (Excel files in a zip) is available for download free of charge.

World distribution of ISO/IEC 27001 certificates in 2013

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Evolution of ISO/IEC 27001 certificates in Japan


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