Who is Seismic Source International?

  • Uniform MFGR Treatment
  • Transparent Fees
  • Maintain Confidentiality
  • Communication
  • Technical Specialist
  • Standard Competence
  • Code Participation
  • Highest Credibility
  • Quality Experts
  • Validate Compliance
  • Adds Value
  • IAS Accredited (ISO 17020)

Policy on Impartiality

Being impartial is important to the implementation of all phases of the certification process. This ensures confidence that SSI operates within the requirements of the certification accreditation. SSI maintains credibility of the certification program and that all audits performed are completed in a professional manner. Impartiality is built into the system for performing audits so that all audits are comprehensive and uniformly applied and not subject to bias of SSI. SSI acts as an independent organisation separate from all aspects of the programs being audited. SSI will not certify any organizations that is affiliated with SSI or SSI staff. SSI will not enter into a contract with another ISO certification body to perform audits or any consultancy activities.

The following controls shall be complied with to ensure this impartiality policy is maintained throughout the audit process. All procedures shall completed with verbatim compliance.

SSI recognizes that the client paying for certification, and that this is a potential threat to impartiality. Therefore, SSI is an independent company and follows the certification process outlined in ISO 17021 to ensure that impartiality is retained. To obtain and maintain impartiality, it is essential that SSI certification decisions are based on objective evidence of conformity or nonconformity, and that any decisions made are not influenced. Certification decisions are made by competent members of the Certification Decision Committee (CDC) who were not a member of the audit team.

SSI recognizes that threats to impartiality include the following.