Valid certificates covered by eleven international standards increased by 8% from the preceding year according to the annual survey of ISO Certifications conducted by the International Organization for Standardization. They were a total of 1,644,357 valid certificates were reported for the eleven standards used in the survey.
The eleven standards include: ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 50001, ISO 27001, ISO 22000, IS/TS 16949, ISO 13485, ISO 22301, ISO 20000-1, ISO 28000 and ISO 39001.
ISO 9001, the most widely used standard of the eleven had 1,106,356 valid certificates in place. This was an increase of 7% compared to the year before. According to the survey, 7.3% of the certificates were issued top the new 2015 version.
A total of 346,189 valid certificates were reported in the survey for ISO 14001 of which 6.7% were issued to the new 2015 standard.
The greatest increase was with ISO 50001, Energy Management, which saw an increase of 69% over the past year. A total of 20,216 valid certificates were issued throughout the world. The top five countries were: Germany, France, UK, Italy and China. Germany had 6874 valid certificates while the United States 180, Mexico 11 and Canada 12.
Another large increase was ISO 20000-1 for Service Management in information technology that increase by 63% over the past year (2016 over 2015). A total of 4,537 valid certificates were issued throughout the world. The top five countries were: China, India, Japan, UK and Spain. China had 1666 valid certificates while the United States 175, Mexico 98 and Canada 4.
ISO/IEC 27001 experienced annual growth of twenty percent compared to the same period the prior year. A total of 33,310 valid certificates were reported worldwide. Top countries were: Japan (8945), UK, India, China and Germany. United states had 1115 valid certificates while Canada had 133 and Mexico 260.
To the novice quality manager, ISO jargon can be extremely overwhelming. What is an NCR? What do you mean by OFI? Are we certified or accredited? But before you go and pull out your hair, let’s take a moment to go over some of the most frequently used terms and their definitions with regards to ISO and Management System Certification.