ISO 9001 Certifications Topped One Million Mark in 2009

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The ISO Survey of Certifications - 2009 indicates that ISO 9001 certifications topped one million in 2009. At least 1,064,785 ISO 9001 certificates had been issued in 178 countries through December 2009, an increase of more than eight percent over the 2008 total.

There were also big increases in certifications to ISO 22000 for food safety management systems and ISO/IEC 27001 for information security management systems. ISO 22000 certifications increased 69% from 2008 to 2009 with a total of 3,881 certificates in 127 countries. ISO/IEC 27001 certifications increased 40%, with 12,934 certificates in 117 countries.

The latest survey also indicates 223,149 ISO 14001 certificates have been issued in 159 countries, reflecting growth of more than 18% over 2008.

In addition, at least 16,424 ISO 13485 certificates had been issued in 90 countries, a 24% increase over 2008.

The latest edition of the ISO survey includes data from 1993, when the survey was launched, through 2009. More information is available at the ISO website and on this site.