Policy on the Independence and Impartiality

DQS MED and its assessment and review personnel are obliged to conduct their evaluations and re-views with the highest professional reliability and most special knowledge required in the technical area of the respective quality management system and/or product being certified. By way of internal regulations and processes, they are protected and at all times remain free from any possible influence with regards to their evaluation or review results, especially those coming from persons or person groups interested in the results of the respective evaluation or review. This also applies without any restrictions to any possible influence of the financial nature.

DQS MED warrants the independence of its personnel in charge of the reviews. The volume of payment to any person taking part in the certification decision making is neither related to the number of reviews conducted, nor is it related to the review results.

DQS MED commits itself to impartiality in the conduction of its certification activities and ensures that any conflicts of interest are identified, analyzed and eliminated, so that the objectivity of its certification activities is fulfilled at all times. The detailed DQS MED Policy on the Independence and Impartiality shall be provided on request.

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