24 September 2019. Spain is once again among the top ten countries in the world as regards classification of the main certifications and has climbed the rankings for practically all of them. These are the findings of the latest report issued by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) for the financial year 2018. AENORSpain's benchmark certification body has played a significant role in placing our country in these outstanding rankings.
The ISO Survey of Certifications report, which is the world's leading record of management system certifications in accordance with international ISO standards, offers two new features this year. Firstly, in order to reflect the market situation more accurately, information about certified work centres is included. And secondly, the report includes data on the following two new certifications: ISO 45001 Health and Safety at Work and ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems. These certifications are added to those that were already included in previous reports, ranging from the most traditional certifications such as quality management and environmental management, to the most innovative certifications such as information security, quality of information technology (IT) services, business continuity management and road safety, among others.
Spanish companies rank in the top ten for the main certifications:
Spain has obtained the following figures for the two certifications included this year, which are: ISO 45001 Health and Safety at Work and ISO 37001 Anti-bribery Management Systems:
According to this report, there are nearly 2 million certified organisations worldwide. This demonstrates that companies and institutions see certification as an effective tool to improve their competitive edge, which contributes to generating confidence.