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.