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Certification and Assurance: NSF Certification Impartiality Statement

NSF Certification is a leading provider of independent assurance and certification services to the agriculture, produce and processing industries. We specialise in the delivery of individual and combined assessments to a broad range of international, national, and client specific standards. We have a unique perspective on the food supply chain and the ability to address a wide range of issues in a consistent and integrated way.

We are Europe’s largest certification provider in the food and farming sector, certifying over 40,000 clients. We have on-the-ground teams in Europe, Asia, Latin America and Africa with sector-specific technical knowledge and experience and a first-class reputation for thoroughness and consistency. Our extensive teams often prove invaluable to clients in providing technical input and support and identifying emerging issues.

A key principle of certification is that the certification body operates rigorous systems to ensure the independence and impartiality of the assessment and certification process, and for maintaining strict confidentiality.

The NSF Certification directors, managers and staff recognise the importance of ensuring that all certification activities are carried out with the utmost impartiality and without conflict of interest. Systems are in place to ensure NSF Certification activities are carried out with complete objectivity and cannot be subverted or otherwise influenced. In addition, NSF Certification has an impartiality board consisting of independent individuals with a wide range of expertise and representation in the industry. The Board governs the certification activities of NSF and ensures that our activities does not constitute a conflict of interest or impacts negatively on impartiality.

NSF Certification is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditations Service (UKAS) to ISO 17065and ISO 17021 enabling us to provide a broad range of UKAS-accredited certification services. Using a recognised certification body provides added credibility and enhanced customer recognition.

Typical audit process stages are:
1. Contact your local NSF office and register your application
2. Audit (your local office will arrange an audit date and time to suit you)
3. Address any deficiencies identified at audit and submit evidence of your actions to the NSF Office. In certain cases an on-site clearance of finding audit may apply.
4. Receive your Certificate and use this to promote your business
5. Before your certificate expires contact your local NSF office to renew your certification
 

Publications:

NSF Certification Regulacion Programas Certificacion - Issue 6 ESP
NSF Certification Regulations - Issue 6 April 2017


How to get in touch with us:

NSF Certification
certificationuk@nsf.org
Phone +44 (0)1993 885 610
Fax +44 (0)1993 885 611

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