It is the responsibility of the auditor to inform the Certification Body of any potential conflicts with an assigned client. There are different situations where a conflict of interest could occur. For example, if an auditor also produces/handles the same crops as the client, there may be potential to gain access to privileged or confidential information of a competitor. This possibility should be declared to the CB. In some cases the auditor would have to be reassigned, or the client would be called and informed, and can request a different auditor.

November 3rd, 2017 at 04:25 pm