General Documents

UCSL Policy
UCSL Policy

UCSL Operation Principles:

Impartiality – UCSL' operation shall fully conform to the impartiality principle;
Responsibility – UCSL shall hold responsibility for the quality of the issued certificates;
Openness to cooperation — UCSL's readiness to cooperate with the partners regardless of geographic, social, economic and other conditions;
Independence — avoidance of any impact on UCSL which may question objectiveness of evidence and conclusions during the certification activities of the controlling bodies;
Reliability — use of information only from verified sources;
Transparency — information about all UCSL's projects shall be always available to all partners and stakeholders;
Competency — UCSL staff and non-staff personnel involved in the implementation of the certification programs shall fully conform to the competency, experience and skill criteria set by the certification systems and the Company;
Response to complaints – UCSL shall follow the procedure of handling of appeals and complaints about the certification quality on the part of its clients as well as any other stakeholders.
Conflict of Interest
Impartiality management Procedure

UCSL maintains records of possible conflicts of interest and actions that have been taken to eliminate or avoid these potential conflicts.

Conflicts of interest may arise, for example, in the conducting of audits of the relevant industry enterprises, in case if the auditor previously either provided consultancy services to the enterprise, or interested in its successful financial activities.

In order to avoid such cases while planning an audit, all experts of the company guarantee their impartiality with the object of audit and disinterest in its activities by signing additional agreements to contracts for the provision of expert services. Alongside with that, such a check is carried out by the company's management.

In addition, the company's management system excludes the possibility of combining the same functions by the same experts while implementing the full range of certification activities (participation in audits, reviewing reports, making certification decisions).

In case if a possible conflict of interest is identified and a corresponding action is taken during the preparation or conduct of the assessment, information on these facts will be placed in this section.

If you would like to receive additional information about the procedure for handling complaints and appeals, as well as the potential conflicts of interest identified by us or by you, you can get it by sending a request. Contact details can be found on the main page.

You can send a request for information about the actions we have taken to prevent potential conflicts of interest.
Code of Conduct
All employees including personnel of subcontractors, experts and members of the Committees, founded for providing certification program, have to support cohesion of UCSL accredited certification program and unconditionally fulfill the principles and requirements, developed in this Code.

1. General principles
1.1 Always to act professionally, accurately, straight and impartially.
1.2 To follow requirements of applicable legislation at the place of residence and temporary residence, certification system, certification body and to disclose any information, which can be important for supporting high credibility level to certification by the site of the wide range of concerned parties.

2. Independence and Impartiality
2.1 Not to participate at any activities or not to make relationships, which may have influence or is expected to have influence on impartial estimation at any operation or mutual relationship issues or other nonobjective behavior or solutions to applicants, clients and other concerned parties, involved in certification process.
2.2 To inform about any betrayals or facts of breaching the conflict of interests with organization, which is pretending for or holding the certificate, an audit or assessment of which is being issuing, before implementing any function and/or making any decision.
2.3 Not to take any presents, reveniews, promises, which may have influence on, take a toll on or jeopardise the ability of independent, impartial and objective operation whilst fulfilling the functions by the name of certification body or in the frame of certification body program, which certification body is responsible for (fully or partly).

3. Privacy
To provide all rational steps to guarantee confidentiality of any information, not required to be open in accordance with legislation, procedures of certification scheme and/or certification body, in relation to:
  • information and documents, received from aplicants at the stage of application for certification;
  • information and documents, received within certification from applicant/ holder of certificate himself as well as from certification body or any other category of concerned parties, who are considered as members of certification process;
  • Information on the conclusion of certification measures and other mutual relationships during any stage of certification

4. Competence
4.1 To act in accordance with regulatory documents of certification system and internal procedures of certification body, including policies, guidelines, standards, procedures, instructions and other required for implementation documents.
4.2 To be responsible for communicate honestly, qualitatively and open within conducting any measures, which are the part of certification process or the process of certification itself of certification body.
4.3 To be consistent and accurate in estimation of information and documents, receives within certification measures, taking part in which is contractual or other duty of an employee, a subcontractor, an expert, Committee member or other concerned party.
4.4 To prevent all measures for certification actions, basing on the requirements of realization of all planned and required for implementation measures, avoiding any omissions and following all known requirements.
4.5 Clearly and intelligibly to separate facts from opinions, making a decision, having all available and objective evidence for defending this decision.
4.6 To avoid nonobjective decisions, recommendations and actions, which may cast discredit on business and professional reputation of UCS, bring its personnel, clients and other concerned parties into discredit.
4.7 To act conscientiously, heartily, respectfully and effectively in any situation and into respect of any concerned parties.
The main source of funding for UCS activities are client's payment for assessment services of following types: main, surveillance, unscheduled (for evaluation of changings on certification scope or closing of previously raised nonconformities), re-certification. The type of evaluation depends on the purpose of its conduction.
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