ISO 19011 Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing
This International Standard provides guidance on the principles of auditing, managing audit programmes,
conducting quality management system audits and environmental management system audits, as well as guidance
on the competence of quality and environmental management system auditors.
It is applicable to all organizations needing to conduct internal or external audits of quality and/or environmental
management systems or to manage an audit programme.
The application of this International Standard to other types of audit is possible in principle, provided that special
consideration is paid to identifying the competence needed by the audit team members in such cases.