Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council, Decision No 768/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council )
This document provides guidance on auditing management systems, including the principles of auditing, managing an audit programme and conducting management system audits, as well as guidance on the evaluation of competence of individuals involved in the audit process. These people may include the person(s) managing the audit programme, auditors and audit teams.
It is applicable to all organizations that need to conduct internal or external audits of management systems or manage an audit programme.
The application of this document to other types of audits (including against criteria related to product services, contracts, supply chains) is possible, provided that special consideration is given to the specific competence needed.