The number of valid certificates to ISO management system standards (MSS) rose 8 % in 2016 compared to 2015, according to latest figures of the ISO Survey.
The ISO Survey is an annual survey of valid certifications to ISO management system standards issued by accredited certification bodies worldwide. It is the most comprehensive overview of certifications to these standards currently available.
The ever-popular ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems – Requirements, and ISO 14001, Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use, were up 7 % and 8 % respectively, with 1 106 356 and 346 189 certificates issued, while more recent additions to the survey, such as ISO 50001 for energy management and ISO/IEC 27001 for information security, rose by 69 % and 21 % respectively, amassing 20 216 and 33 290 certificates worldwide.
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