Integrity Program

HPC 420 controls the integrity of its Standard and the granting of certificates by all contracted certification bodies through its Integrity Program, which includes:

strict control over licensed certification bodies;

auditor registration;

desk reviews of audit reports and auditor qualifications and performance;

scope reviews;

office and witness audits;

KPI-driven database analyses of audit reports and auditors;

sanction policy;

requirements for accreditation bodies and good relation with IAF;

harmonization between certification bodies.