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The FDIS Ltd, its Directors, Managers, staff and others involved in certification services fully understand the importance of impartiality when undertaking its certification activities. To ensure impartiality is maintained and can be demonstrated risks are assessed which may result in a conflict of interest or pose a threat to impartiality.
1.1 FDIS Ltd requires that all staff involved in Certification services declares any conflict of interest that may affect either the Certification decision or Certification provision and are required to sign the Impartiality Agreement to this effect.
1.2 FDIS Ltd employs personnel, directly or indirectly, who are suitably qualified with necessary skills, knowledge, and competencies to carry out their required role.
1.3 FDIS Ltd decisions on Certification are made purely from objective evidence supplied and/or obtained with no external influences from other interests or third party influencing these decisions.
1.4 FDIS Ltd has commitment to impartiality and regularly risk assesses any impartiality or relationship issues that arise or may potentially arise, concerning a conflict of interest, a posed threat to impartiality or its certification services. Any issues regarding impartiality are reviewed by its Governing and Impartiality Advisory Board which is an independent committee made up of members representing both industry and our key interests concerning Certification services.
1.5 For clients requiring Certification against the requirements of BS EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012, FDIS Ltd does not provide any consultancy to clients seeking Certification services. FDIS Ltd does not support any statement by any third-party organisation to the effect that use of that organisation would result in certification becoming easier to achieve.
1.6 FDIS operates in a non-discriminatory manner, undertaking all certification impartially. FDIS does not allow commercial, financial, or other pressures to compromise impartiality. The FDIS manages conflict of interest and ensures objectivity of its certification activities.
1.7 Examination decisions are made purely from objective evidence supplied in accordance with the FDIS Examination Process with no external influences from other interests or third party influencing these decisions.
FDIS Ltd declares that any information, either proprietary or confidential, provided by its clients/potential clients in order for them to achieve certification will not be disclosed to any other party without their permission.
FDIS Ltd process personal data are subject to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.