Declaration for Impartiality
GIC is a legal entity responsible for certification activities. GIC fully understands the importance of Impartiality in carrying out its certification activities and will ensure that all transactions with customers or prospects, employees or other personnel are kept fair.
To ensure impartiality is maintained and proven, GIC has established the following principles:
01 Fair Certificate Issue
The GIC Certificate is issued after review by an internal, independent and authorized member to ensure that there are no impartiality hazards.
02 Prohibition of Consulting Service
GIC does not provide management systems consulting or any other form of consulting to organizations or individuals.
03 Controlling the Provision of Internal Audit Services
GIC does not provide internal audit services to organizations or individuals.
04 Restrictions on Ownership of Clients and Financial Companies
GIC does not own and are not interested (financial or otherwise) other companies that provide certification, management systems consulting or internal audit services.
05 No Internal Relationship
GIC does not have any relationship with companies that provide consulting, internal audit services or other services that may be determined to affect the certification services provided by GIC.
06 Conduct Regular Risk Assessment
Proposed relationships between GIC and other companies are subject to risk assessment by the Impartiality Committee before the relationship is formalized. Current relationships with companies, organizations and individuals are assessed on a regular basis to ensure that relationships do not affect the impartiality of the certification process.
07 Impartiality Committee
The risk assessment is conducted by the Impartiality Committee.
08 Information Record and Declaration
Individuals employed or contracted with GIC must document their current and past relationships with all companies. Any situation in the past or present that could create a potential conflict of interest must be declared by the GIC.
09 Exclusion of Similar Business
Exclusion of Similar Business GIC does not assign employees or subcontractors who have previously been involved in auditing the management system.
10 Criteria of Audit Team Allocation
Audit team can be assigned to a management system audit that has not been related for at least two years.
11 Risk Assessment
The risk assessment will be reviewed by the Impartiality Committee.
12 Prohibition of System Establishment Education
GIC does not provide any education on system establishment.
13 Management System Consulting Activities
GIC guarantees that there will be no sales or connections in any way related to management system consulting activities and will take appropriate action once such a relationship is identified.
14 Employee Monitoring
All employees are audited at least annually to ensure that they are fair when conducting audits.
15 Auditor Independence
Auditors and others involved in the certification process will not be subjected to any pressure and will not be affected in any way to draw special conclusions regarding the results of the audit.