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.
What should an auditor do if they are assigned an audit but have a potential conflict of interest with the client?Amelia Balsillie2017-11-03T16:25:57-04:00