Corporate Audit Programme
A corporate audit programme was required to assess conformity and effectiveness with respect to a new suite of corporate HSSEQ standards and business processes.
This included mapping the audit process, writing a corporate auditing standard, training auditors, leading audits and managing the programme across 8 countries on 5 continents. Success was achieved with a very small corporate team supported by a global network of competent auditors and technical experts. This collaborative approach provided opportunities for auditors to join each other’s teams, gain international experience, and thereby support the development of a “learning organization” through the medium of internal audits. The programme was carefully designed to overcome the fear of being audited by applying the principles of risk-based and value-adding auditing.