Every year we perform a survey of certifications to our management system standards. The survey shows the number of valid certificates to ISO management standards (such as ISO 9001 and ISO 14001) reported for each country, each year.

ISO does not perform certification. Organizations looking to get certified to an ISO standard must contact an independent certification body. The ISO Survey counts the number of certificates issued by certification bodies that have been accredited by members of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).

Learn more about how to get certified.

Laurent Charlet
Laurent Charlet
Project Manager, Conformity Assessment

ISO Survey 2018

The latest results of the Survey are for 2018 which show an estimation of the number of valid certificates as of 31 December 2018. The scope of the 2018 Survey has been expanded to cover 2 additional standards; ISO 45001:2018, Occupational health and safety management systems — Requirements with guidance for use and ISO 37001:2016Anti-bribery management systems — Requirements with guidance for use, meaning that a total of 12 ISO management system standards were included in the survey.

The questionnaire used to collect the data was modified this year to ask for three separate sets of data:

  • the number of valid certificates,
  • the number of sectors per country covered by the certificates, and
  • the number of sites per country covered by the certificates.

With these changes, and the fluctuations in the data reported by some providers, ISO decided to publish the 2018 results in a separate file from the past results since comparison could be misleading. Instead, the number of certificates and the number of sites are presented for each standard providing a more comprehensive picture of the situation.

For more details on this we invite you to read the explanatory note.

Survey data

The full Survey data is available in Excel format.