Top Industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications – ISO Survey 2021

Top Industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications in 2021

The 2021 ISO Survey has been released and this simpleQuE infographic illustrates the top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications worldwide as of 12/31/21. Organizations that achieve ISO certification gain a competitive advantage that also allows them opportunities to earn the business of companies that require it of their vendors. It shows they have documented and implemented effective quality and environmental management systems that have been verified by a third party. Certification is an important step for manufacturers and service providers, as it emphasizes performance while proving a dedication to quality and customers. For these and many other reasons, organizations across a wide variety of industries in the U.S. and worldwide, recognize the value of being ISO certified.

The infographic shows the industry categories having the highest number of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications in 2021, according to The ISO Survey of Management System Standard Certifications.  The industry at the top of ISO 9001 is Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products with 125,454 certifications, and the top industry for ISO 14001 is Construction with 68,551 certifications.  Ranked second for both ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 is the category of Wholesale & retail trade, repairs of motor vehicles, motorcycles, personal and household goods. It’s good to see that these industries show increases in certifications from the 2020 survey.  To see the detailed results by country for each standard covered by the most recent ISO Survey, visit the ISO website. You can also see simpleQuE’s other infographics which illustrate the Top 10 Countries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Certifications Worldwide. 

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