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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 valid certificates to ISO management standards (such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) reported for 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).

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

ISO Survey 2014

With 1 609 294 certificates issued worldwide in 2014, slightly up on the previous year, the latest edition demonstrates moderate growth for almost all the ISO management systems standards covered by the survey, confirming trends observed over the last two years.

This market stabilization is, however, offset by three good performers exhibiting more sustained growth. Albeit less impressive than in previous years, ISO 50001 for energy management demonstrates a 40 % growth rate, led once again by Germany, responsible for 50 % of the 6 778 certificates reported. Similarly, food management standard ISO 22000 continues to deliver reliable performance with a 14 % growth rate, while ISO 16949 for the automotive sector shows accelerated progression with a commendable 8 %, signalling that economic recovery in the auto industry is holding up.

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

Despite our best efforts to display consistent results, there are fluctuations in the number of certificates from year to year due to:

  • The variability in numbers of certificates reported each year by individual certification bodies
  • Inconsistent participation of some certification bodies that contribute to the survey one year but not the next
  • The participation of new certification bodies

Survey data

The survey data is available in excel format

ISO survey

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

World distribution of ISO/IEC 27001 certificates in 2014

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Evolution of ISO/IEC 27001 certificates in Japan


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