Impartiality Policy

IMPARTIALITY POLISY

 

Halal CB (Private) Limited understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out activities for the Halal certification and effectively manage the potential conflict of interests and ensures complete objectivity for the Halal certification activities. Halal CB has developed and implemented policies, process/procedure in compliance with the requirements of OIC/SMIIC-2:2019. Halal CB identifies, analyses and documents any possible conflict of interest that arises from the certification processes including the established relations. If some relations create potential impartiality threat, Halal CB does documentation and eliminate such threats at possible level. It is necessary in order to cover all possible source of conflict of interests that are identified regardless of their origin. Halal CB requires all employees and contractors to comply with the impartiality statement/policy and procedure as well as with all other requirements of accreditation body.

Halal CB does not undertake any activity that could endanger the impartiality and/or represent the potential conflict of interests. In case where certain situations create unacceptable impartiality threat, the certification activity will not be conducted. Halal CB does not certify another certification body for its activities related to Halal Management System Certification. Halal CB does not allow in any way conducting activities that arise conflict of interests such as providing Halal management system consultancy services. Halal CB can take action to correct inappropriate claims by any consultancy organization stating or implying that certification would be simpler, easier, faster, or less expensive if Halal CB certification services are used. When potential impartiality threats arise Halal CB takes all possible measures to eliminate it. Halal CB shall not state or imply that certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if a specific consultancy organization is used. Halal CB does not certify organizations where Halal CB is a part of or it is a member, legally. Halal CB does not provide internal audits for its certified clients. Halal CB does not provide certification services to a client when relations between the consulting company and Halal CB could lead to impartiality threat. Halal CB does not receive directly or indirectly any financial support other than the charges of its services from the clients.

Halal CB does not pay any commissions to consultants therefore no pressure exercised on the Halal CB by consultants. Halal CB does not allow any pressure from other certification bodies to influence the certification process in the organization. Halal CB undertakes any necessary actions against all threats for the independence and the impartiality. Halal CB does not provide/allow/give specific trainings on system implementation but provides open-house sessions about halal food management system requirement. Halal CB shall require personnel, internal and external, to reveal any situation known to them that may present them or the Halaal CB with a conflict of interests. Halal CB’s top management is committed to impartiality in certification activities and has the overall responsibility to ensure that halal certification is done in accordance with the AB’s requirements, the Halal CB internal procedures, and OIC/SMIIC-2:2019 requirements. It declares that it understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, has mechanisms in place to identify and manage conflicts of interest and therefore it ensures the impartiality of Halal CB’s certification activities.