presence of objectivity

Note 1 to entry: Objectivity means that conflicts of interest do not exist, or are resolved, so as not to adversely influence subsequent activities of the certification body.

Note 2 to entry: Other terms that are useful in conveying the element of impartiality are: independence, freedom from conflict of interests, freedom from bias, lack of prejudice, neutrality, fairness, open-mindedness, even-handedness, detachment, and balance.

[SOURCE: ISO/IEC 17024:2012, 3.15].

Source: ISO/IEC TS 17027:2014, Conformity assessment – Vocabulary related to competence of persons used for certification of persons, Global Standards

Source: ISO/IEC 17021:2011 (E) – Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems . Global Standards

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