International Certification Body

Impartiality Policy

Impartiality Policy (Certification Body)

The Top Management Of Ethical Certification Understands The Importance Of Impartiality When Performing Certification Activities. Manages Potential Conflict Of Interests And Ensures The Objectivity Of Its Certification Activities. Ethical Certification Has Developed And Implemented Procedures In Compliance With The Requirements Of ISO 17021 Accreditation Standards.

Ethical Certification is committed to the principles of impartiality embodied within the ISO 17021 standard for certification bodies offering management systems certification. In particular reference is made to the impartiality of assessors in our internal procedures. Ethical Certifications retains authority and responsibility for decisions made in regard to its activities.

  • Ethical shall not certify another certification body for its management system certification activities
  • Ethical shall not certify a management system on which it provided internal audits, within two years following the end of the internal audits
  • Ethical shall not certify a management system on which a client has received management system consultancy or internal audits, where the relationship between the consultancy organization and the certification body poses an unacceptable threat to the impartiality of the certification body
  • All personnel are required to declare that they are free from any undue commercial, financial or other pressures, which could affect their impartiality. Personnel who have provided consultancy within two years to the organisation seeking certification are not employed to take part in any part of the certification process.

Ethical Certifications avoids any situation that would create a conflict of interest arising from the activities of any related body, especially if the related body might have a vested interest in the outcome of any assessment process. No services are provided by Ethical Certifications that might be considered as having a conflict of interest and have made imperiality committee to deal with conflict of interests.

Impartiality Policy (Inspection Body)

It is the policy of Ethical certification to proactively manage impartiality risk to ensure that we deliver certification and inspection that gives confidence to industry and the customer of Ethical certifications

Ethical certification manages impartiality by:

  • Ensuring that impartiality is maintained as an integral part of the inspection process.
  • Ethical certifications routinely identifies risk to impartiality that arise from its activities and relationships, and the activities and relationships of its personnel. Risks are identified and evaluated through the following means:
  • Undertaking of confidential agreement of all inspectors at the time of hiring
  • When risks to impartiality are identified, Ethical certifications take steps to eliminate or minimize those risks by using procedure.
  • Ethical certifications ensures it’s all staff are free from any commercial financial and other legal entities.
  • Any staff members of Ethical certifications involved in remuneration take legal action on the basis of facts and fired from the job.
  • Ethical certifications all staff must sign an agreement to commit to being free from any commercial, financial, and other internal and external pressures that may adversely affect the quality accuracy, or impartiality of their work.
  • Certifications decisions shall be made by the technical manager or CEO independently.

The implementation of the policy is the responsibility of the management of Ethical certifications and it is incumbent upon all staff of Ethical certifications to abide by this policy when working for or on behalf of Ethical certifications.