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Distribution of ISO 9001 certificates in 2019

ISO 9001 is the world's most popular international standard and is implemented by companies around the globe. The darkest areas of the map below indicate countries with the highest number of ISO 9001 certificates issued; the lightest areas indicate the fewest certifications. Source:

ISO 9001 Certificates Distribution 2017

on average, ISO 9001-certified organizations achieve benefits, particularly from increased sales

Henk J De Vries

Dr. Ir. Henk J. de Vries
Associate Professor of Standardization
Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University
Rotterdam, The Netherlands