New Auditing Guidelines Document

The ISO 10011 auditing standard for quality management (ISO 9000) is being combined with the ISO 14011 auditing standard for environmental management (ISO 14000). The first committee draft of the new standard has been issued as ISO 19011. ISO 19011 is expected to be finalized late in 2001 and offer improved descriptions of: the typical audit process, audit program management, and qualifications of auditors.