The International Accreditation Forum (IAF) confirmed late January that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) will pursue the creation of the first global database of ISO 9001 certifications.
The ISO database will be a complete listing of all ISO 9001 certificates issued worldwide by certification bodies (CBs) accredited under IAF rules. Since its inception in 1987, listings of ISO 9001 certificates have been left mainly to the CBs themselves.
The IAF Secretary is reported to say that "ISO has in fact decided to go ahead with the establishment of a database on a trial basis, so we are awaiting the outcome of the trial."
It appears that this database will be an ISO product, and not that of the IAF, but is likely – fortunately - only to list those certificates valid under IAF multilateral agreements.