It is the policy of 'CDG Certification' to operate its business in accordance with the guidance principles of impartiality, competence, responsibility, openness, confidentiality and responsive-ness. CDG Certification (CDG) views the safeguarding of impartiality as paramount in maintain-ing confidence in CDG activities. CDG senior management has established and promoted an im-partiality policy with associated objectives on which CDG certification service will be based.
A relationship that threatens CDG's impartiality can be based upon ownership, governance,
personnel, shared resources, finances, contracts, marketing and payment of a sales commission or other inducement for the referral of new clients etc.
CDG's top management are committed to impartiality in its management system certification
activities, and has appointed an independent Impartiality Committee.
All Directors of CDG, staff and sub-contractors are required to complete and sign the
Compliance with Conflict of Interest Policy.
In any event representation of a balance of interests shall be such that no single interest will be al-lowed to predominate at any convening thereof.
The Impartiality Committee safeguards the impartiality of CDG with duties and responsibilities that include :
- Assisting in developing policies relating to impartiality of CDG's certification activities
- Counteracting any tendency to allow commercial or other considerations to prevent the consistent, objective provision of certification activities
- Advising on matters affecting confidence in certification, including openness and pub-lic perception
- Conducting a review, at least annually, of the impartiality of the audit, certification and CDG decision making processes
The Impartiality Committee has ultimate authority for matters relating to CDG impartiality and to maintaining integrity of the certification process.
CDG Certification Limited