The Covid pandemic saw a dramatic shift in the assurance world, as certification bodies reacted swiftly to the need to switch on-site audits to remote audits.
This change maintained the certificates of hundreds of thousands of sites, ensuring organisations were kept up-to-date with their performance based on the standards they work to and vitally ensured the safety of all those involved in the audit and certification process.
Whilst a highly successful mobilisation of a new way of auditing, it was a couple of underlying matters that are perhaps far more significant. In particular two points:
To demonstrate this, IIOC has produced a paper exploring, ‘Transformative technology techniques‘ which, ‘enable Assurance Services to meet evolving industry needs’.
In this paper, IIOC showcases two key elements:
The October 2021 IAF/ILAC/ISO survey of remote techniques showed the hugely positive view of those both experiencing and carrying out remote audits, assessments and evaluations. Embracing this positivity with other new techniques sees IIOC members push auditing and certification forward. Download the Transformative technology techniques paper to find out more about how the next step in assurance services is happening now.