GCL INTL or any GCL INTL partner shall NOT under any circumstance:
Provide management system consultancy which includes: preparation or production of manuals or procedures, or give specific advice, instructions or solutions towards the development, structure and implementation of a quality management system, environmental management systems and food safety management system.
Certify a quality management system, environmental management systems, food safety management system on which it provides any consultancy.
Offer certification when relationships that threaten impartiality cannot be eliminated or minimised.
Certify another certification body for management systems.
Certify a client when a relationship with a management systems consultancy poses an unacceptable threat to impartiality.
Provide an internal audit service to any certified clients.
Outsource any audits to a management consultancy company involved in management systems as described with the scope of these scheme rules.
Have within any marketing materials any linkage to management system consultancy.
Not allocate any auditor(s) to audit any Social Accountability Scheme where the auditor(s) have also provided training for company requesting the audit.
Be directly involved in the design, manufacture or construction, the marketing, installation, use or maintenance of products, nor represent the parties engaged in those activities.
Engage in any activity that may conflict with independence of judgement or integrity in relation to conformity assessment under notification.
Pay auditors and/or inspectors on the basis of the number of audits and/or inspections undertaken.
For any threats to impartiality that are discovered or reported, then the impartiality committee shall be informed and responses shall be made and communicated.