Top Industries for ISO – ISO Survey 2020

This simpleQuE infographic illustrates the top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certification worldwide. 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.

Below are the industry categories that had the highest number of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications in 2020, according to The ISO Survey of Management System Standard Certifications.  The industry at the top of ISO 9001 certifications is Basic Metal and Fabricated Metal Products, and the top industry for ISO 14001 certifications is Construction.  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. To see the detailed results by country for each standard covered by the most recent ISO Survey, visit the ISO website.


Top industries for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications.



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