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Auditors Working Group

Role of auditors

A VRC project must undergo project review and validation by a third party auditor. Third party auditors are also involved in the verification of the monitoring reports. Third party auditors shall be guided by validation and verification guidelines. 

 

Importance of a good audit regime

A good audit regime ensures that a project is reporting a true and fair representation of the project being audited. A good third party audit regime provides credibility to the stakeholders involved with the VRC. ISO 19011:2011 defines an audit as a “systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence [records, statements of fact or other information which are relevant and verifiable] and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria [set of policies, procedures or requirements] are fulfilled.” The VRC Standard Framework aims to use the principles of ISO standard as a basis for the third party audits.  

 

Auditors working group

The Higher Ground Foundation's Auditors Working Group (AWG) is a dedicated working group of qualified and experienced auditors for the VRC framework which shall facilitate the decision making of the VRC Secretariat in matters related to the accreditation of the auditors. 

 

How it is organized?

The organization structure of the auditors working group shall involve five members from the auditor community with one member acting as a coordinator. The coordinator shall be elected/nominated by the members of the AWG and shall have a tenure of one year. The coordinator shall represent the AWG in the discussions with the VRC secretariat and with external entities. Each member shall have a tenure of 3 years and can be renominated by the VRC Secretariat. 

How auditors can get involved?

Auditors can get involved with the VRC framework by reviewing the public/draft documents of the VRC framework and providing their inputs.

As the AWG preparations advance, further details on the process and how you could get involved will be made available.  But if you are interested in participating, get in contact with us by contacting Anubhav Dimri at anubhav@thehighergroundfoundation.org 

Role of auditors

A VRC project must undergo project review and validation by a third party auditor. Third party auditors are also involved in the verification of the monitoring reports. Third party auditors shall be guided by validation and verification guidelines. 

 

Importance of a good audit regime

A good audit regime ensures that a project is reporting a true and fair representation of the project being audited. A good third party audit regime provides credibility to the stakeholders involved with the VRC. ISO 19011:2011 defines an audit as a “systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining audit evidence [records, statements of fact or other information which are relevant and verifiable] and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria [set of policies, procedures or requirements] are fulfilled.” The VRC Standard Framework aims to use the principles of ISO standard as a basis for the third party audits.  

 

Auditors working group

The Higher Ground Foundation's Auditors Working Group (AWG) is a dedicated working group of qualified and experienced auditors for the VRC framework which shall facilitate the decision making of the VRC Secretariat in matters related to the accreditation of the auditors. 

 

How it is organized?

The organization structure of the auditors working group shall involve five members from the auditor community with one member acting as a coordinator. The coordinator shall be elected/nominated by the members of the AWG and shall have a tenure of one year. The coordinator shall represent the AWG in the discussions with the VRC secretariat and with external entities. Each member shall have a tenure of 3 years and can be renominated by the VRC Secretariat. 

How auditors can get involved?

Auditors can get involved with the VRC framework by reviewing the public/draft documents of the VRC framework and providing their inputs.

As the AWG preparations advance, further details on the process and how you could get involved will be made available.  But if you are interested in participating, get in contact with us by contacting Anubhav Dimri at anubhav@thehighergroundfoundation.org