ISO Survey 2022 – ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications Around the World

simpleQuE infographic showing the top 10 countries with the most ISO 9001 certifications

 

See which countries have the most ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications

Based on the latest ISO Survey (which estimates the number of valid certificates as of 12/31/22), these simpleQuE infographics show the top 10 countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) compiled the number of valid certificates for 16 ISO management system standards (ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 45001, etc.) submitted by Certification Bodies accredited by members of the International Accreditation Forum (IAF).* Additional data was provided from the IAF CertSearch database which further improved the accuracy of the results.

The ISO Survey 2022 results provide three sets of data including the number of:

  • valid certificates for each country for 16 ISO management system standards
  • sites covered by the certificates for each country for 12 of the ISO standards
  • sectors per country covered by the certificates for 13 of the ISO standards

According to the survey, there were 1,265,216 ISO 9001 certificates and 529,853 ISO 14001 certificates worldwide in 2022!  On the simpleQuE infographics, the focus is on the top 10 countries and their ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications.  Once again China tops the list in both categories in 2022. 

Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 Certificates (see infographic above)

  1. China – 551,855
  2. Italy – 94216
  3. India – 61,653
  4. Germany – 47,576
  5. UK – 43,765
  6. Japan – 38,916
  7. Spain – 32,059
  8. USA – 29,579
  9. Korea (Republic of) – 27,155
  10. France – 21,880

simpleQuE infographic showing the top 10 countries with the most ISO 9001 certifications

Top 10 Countries for ISO 14001 Certificates 

  1. China – 295,501
  2. Japan – 20,892
  3. Italy – 20,294
  4. UK – 18,717
  5. Spain – 14,778
  6. Korea (Republic of) – 13,439
  7. Germany – 13,383
  8. India – 12,562
  9. France – 6,454
  10. Australia – 6,170

The Numbers of ISO Management System Standards Certifications are Going Up!

The table below, shows the increase in the number of certificates worldwide from the period of 2018 through 2022, for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001.  The rate of increase for ISO 9001 (44%) and ISO 14001 (72%) has been greater compared to previous years, mainly due to a significant increase in China. As a new standard, ISO 45001 certificates have increased 3,224% over the 5-year period (Read our blog about ISO 45001 to learn more about this occupational health and safety standard.)  All the main standards covered by the ISO Survey experienced growth of the number of certificates.

Latest ISO Certification stats for 2022

*Note that certification bodies that provide the data for the survey, participate on a voluntary basis. The level of participation may fluctuate from year to year and impact survey results.

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