All of these ISO Standards existed between 1996 and 2002 & withdrawn when ISO 19011 was published covering the Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing. Subsequent ISO 19011 revisions in 2011 edition &, now, current edition published in 2018 covers the guidelines for auditing management systems and is no longer environmental auditing specific.
A review of relevant international literature on auditor competence and education, clients' expectations on external auditors, explicit and implicit expectations based on ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 19011:2018, and current auditor capability was conducted to obtain insights into the present situation and requirements of the environment. A survey questionnaire was then utilized in the collection of data from 19 heads of certification and technical reviewers of accredited certification bodies (CBs) in Malaysia. Univariate and bivariate analysis were used in analyzing the data from respondents. 153554b96e