The top management of SIS Certifications understands the importance of impartiality when performing
management system certification activities manage potential conflicts of interests and ensure the
the objectivity of its management system certification activities. SIS Certifications has developed and
implemented procedures in compliance with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17021 series, additional
accreditation level documents and relevant IAF MDs for maintaining impartiality.
The certification procedures are approved by the Managing Director and are to be abided when
applicable and when management system certification is conducted according to ISO/IEC 17021 series,
additional accreditation level documents and relevant IAF MDs accreditation standards.
SIS Certifications do not,
- Provide certification services to any other Certification Bodies Quality
Management System (QMS) activities
- Provide Management system related consultancy services
- Provide internal audit services to any clients, whether they have been certified by SIS Certifications or not
- Provide certification services to any organization where a relationship with SIS Certifications poses a threat to impartiality;
- Outsource audits required by the certification process to any other organization or other management system consultancy organization.
- Offer its services in such a way that the client has the impression that he would gain advantages if a specified consultancy organization were used.
There shall be no pressure of any kind (financial, trade, administrative, moral or other) over SIS
certifications and the personnel regarding the execution of their obligations as a management system
certification body according to ISO/IEC 17021.
SIS Certifications identify, analyze, and document all possibilities for conflict of interests that
emerge from certification processes including any conflicts that occur from its relations.
The presence of relations does not necessarily position the SIS Certifications in a situation of conflict of interests. If
some relations create impartiality threats, SIS Certifications documents and eliminate or decrease
such threats. This information is presented to the Impartiality board members. It is necessary to cover
all possible conflict of interest sources identified regardless of their origin.
SIS Certifications require all employees, internal and external, to comply with impartiality rules as well as reveal
any situation is known to them that may present them or SIS Certifications with a conflict of interests.
SIS Certifications shall use this information as input in identifying threats to impartiality raised by the
activities of such personnel or by the organization that employs them. Such personnel, internal or
external shall not be used unless they demonstrate that there is no conflict of interest. SIS Certifications
shall not undertake any action that threatens the impartiality and/or are potential Conflict Of
When certain relations create an unacceptable impartiality threat, the certification shall not be
conducted. SIS Certifications shall not Certify another certification body for its activities related to
management system certification.
SIS Certifications shall implement corrective actions against irrelevant claims of any consultancy
organization declaring that the certification will be simpler, faster, or cheaper if specific certification
the body is used due to the fact it is a conflict of interests, Also SIS Certifications shall not state or imply that
certification would be simpler, faster, or cheaper if a specified consultancy organization were used.
When Potential Impartiality Threat Arises. SIS Certifications Eliminates Itor Decreases It. This Process Is
Also Controlled by The Advisory Board.
SIS Certifications shall not certify own group companies (if there are such companies) or organizations. SIS Certifications is a part of or a member.
Personnel, who have provided consultancy (including internal audits) within two years to the
an organization seeking certification is not allowed to take part in audits or other certification activities.
SIS Certifications shall not provide internal audits for its certified clients. SIS Certifications shall not
certify a management system for which it has conducted internal audits within two years following the
end of the internal audits.
SIS Certifications shall not provide certification services to a client when relations between the
consultancy company and. SIS Certifications could lead to an impartiality threat.
SIS Certifications Shall not outsource audits to a management system consultancy organization as this
poses an unacceptable threat to the impartiality of the certification body. This does not apply to
individuals contracted as auditors or technical experts.
SIS Certifications do not receive any financial support different from the invested in it and the fees of
SIS Certifications do not pay any commissions to consultants therefore there can be no pressure
exercised on SIS Certifications by the consultant.
SIS Certifications shall not allow any pressure from other certification bodies to influence the
certification process in the organization. If other certification body declines to provide service to the client