ISO 9000 family is a series of standards, developed and published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), that define, establish, and maintain an effective quality assurance system for manufacturing and service industries. The ISO 9000 family of quality management standards is designed to help organizations ensure that they meet the needs of customers and other stakeholders while meeting statutory and regulatory requirements related to a product. The 9000 family deal with the fundamentals of quality management systems, including the eight management principles upon which the family of standards is based. Italy has the second place in graduatory like stock number of certificates.
|Rank||Country||No. of certificates|
|10||Korea, Republic of||24,778|
International Organization for Standardization
The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an international standard setting body composed of representatives from various national standard organitation. Founded on 23 February 1947, the organization promotes worldwide proprietary, industrial and commercial standard. It is headquartered in Geneva Switzerland and as of 2013 works in 164 countries.