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Statement of Impartiality:

Carl Stahl (CS) fully understands the importance of the impartiality in carrying out its persons certification activities. Our structure, policies and procedures are designed to manage any conflict of interest and to ensure the objectivity of our persons certification activities.

In order to ensure the impartiality, CS has identified following prohibitive and restrictive measures:

  • Persons taking decisions on certification cannot have been involved in the assessment process leading to a recommendation for certification.
  • The certifications shall not be restricted on the grounds of any limiting conditions such as membership of an association or group.
  • All personnel working for CS are required to operate in an impartial manner. They shall show no favouritism to or discriminate against any person, group or organization.
  • CS shall never allow commercial, financial or other pressures to compromise impartiality.
  • Where a potential conflict of interest may arise, CS shall take appropriate action to eliminate or minimize the threat so that the certification process is not compromised.
  • A risk register shall be maintained which details actual or perceived risks recording the steps taken to eliminate or reduce the risk to a manageable level.
  • Has appointed a committee for safe guarding impartiality responsible for ensuring Carl Stahl remains impartial and consistently objective. The committee includes representation from various interested parties but structured in such a way that no single interest predominates.
  • All records including the risk register are made available to the Impartiality committee in their role of ensuring the independence and impartiality of certification.
  • Certification will not be granted where there is an unacceptable threat to impartiality, such as to another branch/subsidiary of Carl Stahl.
  • All CS personnel, examiners, assessors and committee members are required to sign both a confidentiality agreement and a declaration of conflicts of interest. These agreements shall cover personal or commercially sensitive information gained and that shall not be disclosed to a third party without the written consent of the affected parties. Where the law requires information to be disclosed to a third party, the relevant party will be informed of the information provided as permitted by the law. Should a candidate request access to the information provided by a referee during the certification process, all names shall be removed prior to releasing the information.

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