International Standard
ISO/IEC TS 17012
Guidelines for the use of remote auditing methods in auditing management systems
Reference number
ISO/IEC TS 17012
Edition 1
Under publication
ISO/IEC TS 17012
Under publication (Edition 1, 2024)
Final production steps (up to seven weeks).


This document gives guidance in the use of remote methods for conducting audits of management systems. It is applicable to all organizations that need to plan and conduct all kinds of internal or external audits (i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd party audits) of management systems. This document is based on the general principles of auditing and gives guidance for specific conditions, possibilities and limitations for applying remote methods. This document is intended to strengthen confidence in the use of remote methods for auditing management systems among customers, regulators, accreditation bodies, certification bodies, scheme owners, industry, employees, consumers and other interested parties. The use of remote methods for management systems audits is not intended to completely replace regular onsite audit methods.

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  •  : Under development
     : 2024-06
    : International Standard under publication [60.00]
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