Impartiality Statement

Its mission is to safeguard the impartiality of ASR Internasional Indonesia (ASRICERT)

This includes:

ASRICERT Indonesia Certification Body

ASRICERT understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its management system certification activities manages any conflict of interests and ensures the objectivity of its management system certification activities.

  • Does not pursue or plan to pursue business activities, which could jeopardize impartiality
  • Does not advertise certification/auditing services, which could affect impartiality
  • Does not employ personnel that may affect impartiality.
  • Does not cater to clients where there would be a breach of impartiality
  • Has an Impartiality Committee, an independent committee made up of members representing ASRICERT’s key interests, that will advise on matters of impartiality and act on the findings of reviews.
  • Prohibits its external auditors from participating in the audit of any organization to which they have done consultancy or training (other than professionally registered auditor training), or they had any financial or commercial interest for a minimum period of 2 years prior to the date of application of the organization for registration
  • Ensures that when allocated a particular contract, Audit staff shall not disclose or discuss any detail; before or after the audit; to any member of staff other than their direct Management or other members of the team, as required by the “Code of conduct, confidentiality, conflict of interests and intellectual property agreement” and “Secrecy and non disclosure agreement” signed on the commencement of employment.
  • Ensures that all subcontracted audit staff or technical experts used by ASRICERT shall sign a Confidentiality Agreement & conflict of interests.
  • Prohibits its own employees from engaging in consultancy, which may involve the active design, generation or implementation of a Management System.
  • Ensures that all directly employed Management and Staff are required to declare all financial interests or business activities on commencement and during the period of employment.
  • Ensures that its staff or subcontractors shall not imply that certification would be simpler, easier or less expensive if their consultancy or training services were used. In addition to this, subcontract staff cannot offer consultancy or training services to ASRICERT’s clients that they have been assigned to audit, during or after the assigned task has been completed
  • Is responsible for, and retains absolute authority for decisions relating to certification, including the granting, maintaining, renewing, extending, reducing, suspending and withdrawal of certification.
  • Conducts an assessment, at least once in a year, on both virtual and potential risks to ASRICERT’s impartiality, which is reviewed by the impartiality committee.

Mechanisms for safeguarding impartiality:

Management of ASRICERT determined and established the committee for safeguarding impartiality (list of impartiality committee), the ASRICERT for management system certification establishes and maintains the mechanism for safeguarding its impartiality. Committee for safeguarding impartiality has got the following tasks:

  • Assists in creating elements of the ASRICERT quality policy, relating to impartiality;
  • Indicates the tendencies which could enable commercial and other reasons to affect the certification process objectivity;
  • Opening the issues affecting impartiality and confidence in certification process.

Certification body head of the ASRICERT is responsible to present to the committee for safeguarding impartiality the list of risks related to impartiality (for the previous and following years), as well as the contracts with certification personnel.

The committee for safeguarding impartiality meets at least once a year and keeps minutes of impartiality meeting, which is considered in the course of annual review according to adequate procedure.

The management of ASRICERT will do reviewing and analyzing the impartiality for certification activities involve the committee for safeguarding impartiality to apply procedure of management impartiality (AP-MR-08).