All year 2000 figures
Over 63,725 companies in the UK are registered under ISO 9001. This figure is about 15% of all registrations in the world, and exceeds those in most of the other continents! In addition, over 88,000 companies are registered in other EC countries.
Question: Why do you think the UK has so many more registrations than other countries?
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Only 35,018 U.S. companies are registered, and 32,500 German companies. At current growth rates Italy seems likely to overtake Germany soon.
158 countries have adopted ISO 9000 as a national standard
Top industries obtaining certification:
New version of the standard issued late in 2000
The three primary standards are:
Certification is based on conformance to ISO 9001.
ISO 9001 and ISO 9004 were developed together, with the same sequence and structure, in order to form a "consistent pair" of standards.
Here's a list of documents currently available from the ISO itself. (Note: This list may also contian documents relating to obsolete versions of ISO 9000.)
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