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Tuesday, October 18, 2016



International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released the 2015 results of the ISO Survey, showing the number of certifications to ISO management systems worldwide. The ISO Survey of certifications is an annual survey of the number of valid certificates to ISO management system standards worldwide.

ISO 9001 QMS Certifications results as per ISO Survey 2015 are as under:

Number of ISO 9001 certificates in 2014 - 1,036,321*
Number of ISO 9001 certificates in 2015 - 1,033,936**

Change in comparison to 2014 - (-) 2,385
Change in % - (-) 0.2%

* All certificates in 2014 were issued to ISO 9001:2008
** In 2015 - 1.029,746 Certifications to ISO 9001:2008 + 4,190 Certifications to ISO 9001:2015 = 1,033,936

A total of 1,036,321 certificates were issued to ISO 9001 in 2014 and 1,033,936 certificates (including 4,190 issued to 2015 version) were issued to ISO 9001 in 2015, there has been a slight decrease of 0.2% on 2014 figures.

Top 10 countries

Top 10 countries (with number of certified organizations) for ISO 9001 certifications in 2015 are as under:

China - 292,559
Italy - 132,870
Germany - 52,995
Japan - 47,101
U.K. - 40,161
India - 36,305
U.S.A. - 33,103
Spain - 32,730
France - 27,844
Romania - 20,524

Although there is a slight decrease for ISO 9001 QMS certifications in 2015, however still this is the standard that is being used world-wide.

- Keshav Ram Singhal

Courtesy: ISO Website

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