ISO 19011Auditing Guidelines

This standard provides guidelines for the risk-based management of internal and external audit programs and auditors. The audit management program enables the completion of all the individual audits needed to ensure compliance with the regulatory and organizational obligations.

Audits can be complex and costly to undertake despite large investments, many audit programs are failing to deliver sufficient value at operational level. They often focus on symptoms rather than the underlying root causes or on proving administrative compliance rather than mitigating business risk.

Eco and Partner draw on its 20-year pedigree and cutting-edge approach to help clients not only execute environment, health and safety (EHS) and sustainability audits effectively and efficiently but also improve on the ongoing operational performance.

ISO 19011:2018 provides a standard which identifies guidelines for auditing management systems. The standard contains guidance on managing an audit program, the principles of auditing and the evaluation of individuals responsible for managing the audit programs.

This standard also provides guidance on how to manage audit program improvements with a systematic approach in the same way that other business areas are expected to improve as well as meeting the regulatory obligations. The audit program objectives are implemented in line with the management system policies and objectives.

Our approach is pragmatic yet strategic, aiming to engage leaders at all levels in an organization to deliver tangible business benefits.

We extend the services of aligning the audit program with the business’s objectives, adopting a risk-based approach on audit planning, guidance on the conduct of internal or external audits, advice on the competence and evaluation of auditors, easy integration of different management systems and reduced duplication of effort, auditing the audit program and not just dealing with the symptom but analyzing the root cause.

We go into depth to explain why certain processes are in place, this is to enable our clients understand why certain quality processes are necessary and why they need to be documented.

A partnership with Eco & Partner provides companies with an audit program that goes beyond mere administrative compliance to one that mitigates long-term risk, achieves greater organizational effectiveness and realizes maximum business value and return on investment.

We offer the following technical services and expertise:

  • Identifying legal, risk and management issues and presenting them in a business-focused, high impact manner.
  • Proven techniques, approaches and tools to ensure audit programs deliver on expectations.
  • Knowledge sharing processes that ensure consistent, global and high-quality service delivery.
  • Expert auditors who speak the local language and understand local customs, regulations and enforcement practices but who also appreciate the international context and business drivers.
  • Experience across a range of sectors combined with the ability to leverage a network of subject matter specialists.

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