Global Verification 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 auditors in our internal procedures.
Global Verification retains authority and responsibility for decisions made in regard to its activities.
Global Verification is committed to not using its certification in such a manner as to bring the organisation into disrepute, and to not making any statements regarding its certification which it considers misleading or unauthorised.
Policies and procedures are non-
Global Verification does not provide certification services to which a related body has provided management system consultancy without analysing the work.
All personnel either internal or external 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. Contracted personnel are required to reveal any situation which may present a conflict of interest. Unless no conflict of interest can be demonstrated, personnel are not employed as auditors.
Global Verification ensures that different people take decisions on certification (i.e. the Report Verifier) to those who carry out the certification audit (The Lead Auditor).
No services are provided by Global Verification that might be considered a conflict of interest.
Global Verification does not audit or certify activities that it has itself performed.
Global Verification ensures that the activities of related bodies do not affect the confidentiality, objectivity and impartiality of its certification. Global Verification 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 audit process. Our office personnel are responsible for signing the certificates as they are not involved in the audit or decision making process.
Global Verification identifies and documents the possibilities for conflicts of interest arising from provision of certification whether they arise from within or from the activities or related bodies.
If a conflict of interest if identified Global Verification does not provide certification to any related body.
Global Verification ensure that nothing is said or implied that would suggest that certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if any specified personnel or organisation providing consultancy were used.