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0 non conformities in registrar audits over 4 years

Graciel

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I recently started at a company that in the last 4 years had 0 non conformities at the audit (integrated 9001, 14001, 45001) performed by the certification body they chose (same one for 5 years).
I've never seen this result for a "big company"( they 2000 employees and a complex process).
Is that really such an unusual result?
 
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Jen Kirley

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#3
I also do not have enough information to form a comparison, but I can just say I averaged about one NC per day for each audit. In seven years, very few clients received no nonconformances at all.
 

Marc

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#4
I would be suspicious of 0 nonconformities over 4 years, personally.
 

Mike S.

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Interesting for sure. If they have 2000 employees they surely had a team of auditors doing the audits, so it's not like they had one auditor who was lazy or cutting them slack.
 

blackholequasar

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#7
Our company has a fairly robust and mature QMS, but even so - we have had some findings each year in the form of OFIs. Last year, we had a minor. I don't like to think that an auditor is out to LOOK for things, digging to find issues, however it does seem a little suspect that opportunities have not presented themselves in four years.

What has your internal audit process yielded? Anything significant?
 

John Broomfield

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#8
Another risk to consider: auditors not finding weaknesses in our organization working as a system.

Does anyone know of a system weakness that is not a nonconformity with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 or ISO 45001?
 

Ninja

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#10
IMO, stated elsewhere repeatedly...
Internal audit purpose: to look for non-conformity within the whole, it's there...go find it.
Surveillance audit by the CB: to verify conformity

I know opinions vary widely...but taking this approach meant 0 findings by the CB for far more than 4 years...they weren't there to find since the internal audit had already found them.
zero findings on internal audit...that would be a significant problem.
 
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