Registered Standards International (RSI) is committed to achieving compliance to ISO/IEC 17021-1: 2015, applicable laws & regulations and relevant accreditation body requirements.
Impartiality is defined as actual and perceived presence of objectivity (Ref. 3.2 of ISO 17021-1:2015).
Impartiality is the principle holding that decisions are based on objective evidence obtained during assessments, not based on bias or prejudice caused by influence of different interests of individuals or other involved parties.
Threats to impartiality are systematically identified, reviewed, and controlled to safeguard impartiality.
Impartiality is mainly assured by independence of staff, competence of audit teams, exercising due professional care in conducting the audits, collecting of objective evidence and independent certification decisions.
RSI understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out our management system certification activities and will manage conflicts of interest and ensure the objectivity of related activities.
RSI shall establish, review and maintain procedures which it will follow to ensure the effective management of conflict of interest threats and maintain its impartiality.
RSI shall regularly review and maintain this policy in accordance with its Management System – Requirements for Certification Bodies.