ISO Survey of Management System Standard Certifications 2011 results available

A summary certification

Issue 46 – February 2013

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Survey of Management System Standard Certifications – 2011 has been released. The 2011 results show significant increases in certification to a number of ISO management system standards including ISO/IEC 27001 for information security (up 12% on 2010) and ISO 22000 for food safety management (up 8% on 2010). Certificates to the environmental management and energy management Standards also increased as did the quality management Standard for the automotive sector.

ISO Secretary-General Rob Steele comments, 'Certification to ISO 9001 for quality management decreased slightly by 1%. Experts put this down to the revision of the Standards that will begin shortly, for planned publication in 2015, and also to continual improvement in verification of the survey data received from multiple sources.'

Steele continues, 'The survey is a pointer to the evolving global economy and of certification. A number of markets where certification took off in the early 1990s are showing signs of having reached maturity. For example, overall, this is the case of ISO 9001 certification in Europe, but the effect is not evenly spread for Italy is the country that experienced the highest growth in certificates. The East Asia and Pacific region has almost overtaken Europe for the biggest regional share of ISO 9001 certificates.

'Overall, the importance of China as the workshop of the world and as the key link in many global supply chains is underlined. For the total number of certificates and for the growth in certificates from 2010 to 2011, China is in the top 10 countries for six out of the seven Standards covered by the survey.

'Another trend seems to be the strong demand for certification to ISO Standards in lower-cost labour markets to reinforce their quality and efficiency in the market-place. Their growing competiveness is reflected, for example, in Romania, which is in the top three countries for growth of ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001, and ISO 22000 certificates. It was also in the top three for the highest number of certificates to the new ISO 50001.'

A summary of the principal results

ISO 9001:2008 – quality management systems

ISO 9001:2008 gives the requirements for quality management systems. Certification to the Standard is used in global supply chains to provide assurance about suppliers' ability to satisfy quality requirements and to enhance customer satisfaction in supplier-customer relationships.

Up to the end of December 2011, at least 1 111698 certificates had been issued in 180 countries and economies, two more than in the previous year. The 2011 total represents a decrease of 1% (6812) over 2010.

The top three countries for the total number of certificates issued were China, Italy, and Japan, while the top three for growth in the number of certificates in 2011 were Italy, China, and Romania.

ISO 14001:2004 – environmental management systems

ISO 14001:2004, which gives the requirements for environmental management systems, retains its global relevance for organisations wishing to operate in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Up to the end of December 2011, at least 267457 ISO 14001:2004 certificates had been issued, a growth of 6% (+15909), in 158 countries, two more than in the previous year.

The top three countries for the total number of certificates were China, Japan, and Italy, while the top three for growth in the number of certificates in 2011 were China, Italy, and France.

ISO/TS 16949:2009 – quality management requirements for the automotive sector

ISO/TS 16949:2009 gives the requirements for the application of ISO 9001:2008 by suppliers in the automotive sector. Up to the end of December 2011, at least 47512 ISO/TS 16949:2009 certificates, a growth of 8% (+3566), had been issued in 86 countries and economies, two more than in the previous year.

The top three countries for the total number of certificates were China, the Republic of Korea, and the USA, while the top three for growth in the number of certificates in 2011 were China, India, and the Republic of Korea.

ISO 13485:2003 – quality management for medical devices

ISO 13485:2003 gives quality management requirements for the medical device sector for regulatory purposes. Up to the end of December 2011, at least 20034 ISO 13485:2003 certificates, a growth of 6% (+1200), had been issued in 95 countries and economies, two more than in the previous year.

The top three countries for the total number of certificates were the USA, Germany, and the United Kingdom, while the top three for growth in the number of certificates in 2011 were the USA, Israel, and Japan.

ISO/IEC 27001:2005 – information security management systems

ISO/IEC 27001:2005 gives the requirements for information security management systems. At the end of December 2011, at least 17509 ISO/IEC 27001:2005 certificates, a growth of 12% (1883), had been issued in 100 countries and economies, eight fewer than in the previous year.

The top three countries for the total number of certificates were Japan, India, and the United Kingdom, while the top three for growth in the number of certificates in 2011 were Japan, Romania, and China.

ISO 22000:2005 – food safety management systems

ISO 22000:2005 gives the requirements for food safety management systems. Up to the end of December 2011, at least 19980 ISO 22000:2005 certificates, a growth of 8% (1400), had been issued in 140 countries and economies, two more than in the previous year.

The top three countries for the total number of certificates were China, Greece, and Romania, while the top three for growth in the number of certificates in 2011 were China, Italy, and Romania.

ISO 50001:2011 – energy management systems

ISO 50001:2011 gives the requirements for energy management systems. It was published in mid-June 2011. Up to the end of December 2011, at least 461 ISO 50001:2011 certificates had been issued in 32 countries and economies. The top three countries for the total number of certificates were Spain, Romania, and Sweden.

Summarised from an ISO media release, 12 December 2012.

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Summarised from an ISO media release, 12 December 2012

 

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