OSS understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out management system certification
Audit staff are prohibited from participating in the Audit of any organization to which they
have given assistance, by consultancy or training(other than professionally regis
auditor training), or where they have any financial or commercial interest for a
period of 2 years
prior to the date of application of the organization for registration.
OSS and its Audit Team Member or staff shall not
Client to any third
without consent of client.
if it is required by Law. Under the
confidentiality Agreement Policy of OSS.
OSS direct employees are prohibited
from engaging in consultancy activities, which
involve the active design, generation or implementation of a Management
All directly employed Management and Staff are required to declare all financial interests
or business activities on commencement and during the period of employment.
shall not certify another certification body
for its management system certification
and any part of the same legal entity system
shall not offer or provide
and any part of the same legal entity shall not offer or provide internal audits to
its certified clients.
shall not certify a management system on which it provi
within two years following the end of the internal audits.
shall not certify a management system on which a client has received
system consultancy or internal audits
, where the relationship between the
an unacceptable threat
to the impartiality
of the OSS.
shall not outsource audits to a management system consultancy organization.
not applicable to Individual )
OSS's activities shall not be marketed or offered as linked with the activities of an
organization that provides management system consultancy.
OSS shall not state or imply that the certification from OSS would be simpl
er , easier ,
faster or Less expensive , if a specified consultancy organization were
or if any
consultancy organization claims that if OSS were used , the certification would be
easier, faster or less expensive. In this
case OSS shall take action to correct
inappropriate claims by any consultancy organization.
personnel, either internal or external, or committees, who could inf
shall act impartially and shall not allow commercial, financial or
other pressure to compromise impartiality.