Audit Findings

results of the evaluation of the collected audit evidence against audit criteria

NOTE 1   Audit findings indicate conformity or nonconformity.

NOTE 2   Audit findings can lead to the identification of opportunities for improvement or recording good practices.

NOTE 3   If the audit criteria are selected from legal or other requirements, the audit finding is termed compliance or non-compliance.

NOTE 4   Adapted from ISO 9000:2005, definition 3.9.5.

Source: ISO 19011:2011 (E) – Guidelines for auditing management system. Global Standards

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