Definitions for "Clean opinion"
if all of the forestry activities subject to audit are in compliance with the Code, in all significant respects, the opinion will be referred to as a "clean opinion". The statement "in all significant respects" recognizes that there may be minor, or insignificant, instances of non-compliance.
A clean or unqualified opinion is one in which the auditor can state, without reservation, that the financial statements are fairly presented in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles.
a litmus test of whether you are managing by an accepted standard