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Iso 19011

  • By: Derek Watson & Mitchell Andrews
  • In: Green Business: An A-to-Z Guide
  • Edited by: Nevin Cohen & Paul Robbins
  • Subject:Sustainability, Environmental Policy & Law (general)

ISO 19011 is an international standard of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that sets detailed guidelines for quality management systems auditing and environmental management systems auditing and provides guidance on the competence of quality and environmental management systems auditors.

Founded in 1946, the ISO is a global standard-setting organization headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, that promulgates international, industrial, and commercial ISO standards. The ISO 19011: 2002 standard was prepared and published in October 2002 by ISO in accordance with the rules given in the ISO/IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) Directives, part 3. The standard was produced in response to a growing demand from the commercial sector for guidance on combined management systems audits. The cost of failing an accreditation/reaccreditation audit by an awarding body, such as the ...

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