It presents a method for the development of environmental management system audit within the third-party certification framework.
It analyzes and deals, in a practical way, with audit mechanisms, in accordance with the requirements of UNE-EN ISO 14011 standard, as a prior stage to certification and as a fundamental element for the continuous improvement of the system.
This publication consists of three parts. The first part is based on the requirements of UNE-EN ISO 14011 standard for the accomplishment of environmental management system audit.
The second part which is focused on relations between auditors and auditees, subsequently analyzes the certification process.
Finally, the text of UNE-EN ISO 14011:1997 standard is published in full.