Impartiality Implementation Procedure Steps:
- Identification and monitoring of risk to impartiality
- Analysis and evaluation of the risk to impartiality - risk assessment
- Addressing Risk – Take action to eliminate and mitigate risk to impartiality
- Perform periodic monitoring of risk to impartiality
Handling Threat to Impartiality
The Department of Certification will periodically review and examine the appropriateness of the policies and procedures related to freedom from conflict of interest of individuals and of the organization as a whole. Threats to its impartiality shall be identified on an ongoing basis, including threats that arise from its activities, its related bodies, its relationships, or the relationships of its personnel.
The Department of Certification will also determine whether any actions ought to be taken to mitigate against potential risks to impartiality. It shall enter into legally-enforceable agreements with concerned stakeholders to retain all authority and responsibility for certification and inspection activities, decisions and statements.
The top Management is committed to conduct an audit if an unacceptable threat to impartiality is identified in any certification activity. The Department of Certification will at all times be able to demonstrate that the certification decisions are based on objective evidence and that our decisions have not been improperly influenced by other interests or by other parties.