Global Compliance Service its President and staff are fully committed to ensuring that all management system certification activities are impartial through the following commitments:
GCS will not certify the quality management system of another certification body.
GCS and any part of the same legal entity under the organizational control will not provide management system consultancy
GCS and any part of the same legal entity under the organizational control will not provide internal audits to our certified clients.
GCS will not provide certification audit to an organization for a minimum of two years if internal audits were provided to that client.
GCS will not provide certification audits to an organization for a minimum of two years if consultancy was provided by GCS or any of its employees including top management.
GCS will not outsource audits to a management system consultancy organization.
GCS will not market, link or have affiliations with a management system consultancy organization.
GCS will take action to correct any inappropriate links or statement made by any consultancy organization stating or implying that certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if that certification body were used.
GCS will not state and/ or imply that certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if a special consultancy organization were used.
Personnel who have provided management system consultancy, including those acting in a managerial capacity, will not be used by GCS to take part in an audit or other certification activities if they have been involved in management system consultancy for that client within the last two years.
GCS will ensure a minimum of two years has passed following the end of management system consultancy before consideration if the above item #10 occurs.
GCS will take action to respond to any threats to impartiality arising from the actions of other persons, bodies or organizations.
All GCS personnel either internal or external who can influence the certification activities shall and will act impartial and not allow commercial, financial or other pressures to compromise impartiality.
GCS ensures that all personnel internal or external reveals any known situation which can present to them or GCS with a conflict of interest. This information is done each year and recorded on the “Impartiality of conflict of Interest” form. GCS will not use personnel internal or external until they can demonstrate there is no conflict of interest.