Auditing papers

Articles and features about auditing-related practice and issues.

Many of these articles come from the ISO 9001 Auditing Practices Group, an informal group of quality management system experts, auditors and practitioners drawn from the ISO/TC 176 and the International Accreditation Forum.

Next Generation Auditing: The Evolving role of the Auditor under ISO 9001:2015

This whitepaper explores fundamental questions concerning the evolving responsibilities of auditors. Under ISO 9001:2015, how will the auditor’s relationship with management change? How can auditors deliver the right information to management?

Managing customer complaints

The Auditing Practices Group provides guidance on effective management of customer complaints

Using technical experts on an audit team

The Auditing Practices Group provides guidance on how to use technical experts to help carry out an effective audit

Auditing continual improvement

The Auditing Practice Group explains how much improvement is 'enough'

Demonstrating traceability in measurement results

The Auditing Practices Group provides guidance for the approach to demonstration of traceability of measurement results in ISO 9001

Auditing competence and effectiveness

Are you finding the appropriate evidence to evaluate the competence of your client's personnel? The Auditing Practices Group gives this advice...

Reviewing and closing nonconformities

The Auditing Practices Group tells you everything you need to know when reviewing and closing nonconformities

Digging deeper into procurement

When auditing supply chain and procurement processes auditors must look closely advises the Auditing Practices Group

A matter of scope

The Auditing Practices Group presents its updated guidance on understanding the difference in scope of ISO 9001, quality management systems and certification

Write better audit reports

Do your audit reports give the right information? The Auditing Practices Group outlines what your reports should contain

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