An audit determines whether an organization’s activities and related results comply with planned arrangements to deliver customer, stakeholder and regulatory requirements. It determines whether these arrangements are implemented effectively, and are suitable to achieve the stated objectives. And it provides the organization with an understanding of risk and opportunity to inform future change and improvement. There are three types of audit: · First party Audits · Second party Audits · Third party Audits Management system audit provides the following benefits: · Value for the users and stakeholders who rely on management systems certification to establish if the client organization’s management system can consistently meet customer and applicable regulatory requirements · Value for the auditee by: 1. Providing management with information regarding the organization’s ability to meet its management system related business objectives 2. Identifying problems that may prevent the client from meeting its management system related business objectives 3. Identifying meaningful opportunities for improvement and areas of risk that are not identified or managed