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ISO Survey Finds ISO 9001 in Transition and ISO 14001 Growing

Published: Monday, September 13, 2004 - 22:00

2003 was a year of transition for ISO 9001 and a year of significant growth for ISO 14001, reports ISO in its annual study.

Study results about ISO 9001 included:

  • Up to the end of 2003, at least 500,125 registrations had been issued in 149 countries and economies.
  • 2003 total registrations represent an increase of 200 percent over 2002, when the total was 167,210 registrations in 134 countries and economies.
  • The 2003 total represents a tenfold increase over 2001, when the total registrations were 44,388 in 98 countries and economies.

The survey found a dramatic increase in the number of registrations to ISO 14001. Among the findings were:

  • Up to the end of 2003, at least 66,070 registrations to ISO 14001 had been issued in 113 countries and economies.
  • The number of registrations to ISO 14001 in 2003 increased 34 percent from 2002—the largest increase in the nine annual surveys ISO has performed.
  • The 2003 total represents an increase of 24 percent over 2002, when the total was 49,448 registrations in 117 countries and economies.

For more information, visit www.iso.org.


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