Over 1,5-million ISO management certificates issued

October 10th, 2014, Published in Articles: Energize, Articles: EngineerIT, Articles: Vector

 

The latest ISO Survey of Certifications recorded a total of 1 541 983 ISO management certificates issued worldwide by December 2013 – a 4 % increase on the previous year.

This annual survey, now entering its third decade, provides a pragmatic picture of certifications to ISO’s management system standards across the globe. On trend from previous years, the latest edition demonstrates reliable performance for all seven ISO management systems standards covered in the survey.

Two sectors hold special promise for the future, reflecting the world’s growing preoccupation with sustainability, including soaring energy shortages and a cleaner environment. Energy management standard ISO 50001 remains in high demand after its 2012 growth spurt, with a progression of 116%, while ISO 14001 for environmental management, led by a pollution-choked China, records a 20% increase in several regions. Certification is expected to rise further in these areas over the next few years.

Mirroring last year’s handy format for faster searching and retrieval of data, the ISO Survey 2013 provides the full panorama of certifications and geographical distribution for each standard.

Contact Laurent Charlet, ISO, charlet@iso.org

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