Declaration of Impartiality

KMR is the best ISO certification body in Korea for management innovation & employee development, to contribute to raise the global competitiveness of many companies through offering the service of ISO management system certification, relevant education and management evaluation.

There are three major businesses in KMR like ISO management system registration as the core business, management assessment & award, training & conference. Especially, KMR ranks the first for customer satisfaction of ISO registration. Management evaluation & award for excellent management system are recognized its objectivity & the best authority by customers.

KMR does its best for the development of a leading research & professional human resource to achieve its business goal for offering the best satisfaction of customer and constant improvement of customer value.

Declaration of Impartiality 

KMR shall identify, analyze and document the possibilities of conflict of interests, including all conflicts caused by relationships, generated by providing certification. Forming relationship does not always cause conflict of interests to KMR. However, when a relationship generates a threat, KMR shall be able to document and prove the means to remove or minimize such a threat. This information shall be provided to the Management Committee. In proving it, all potential causes of conflict of interests shall be handled, irrelevant of whether the cause of such a conflict of interests has been generated inside of KMR or generated by another person or organization's activities.

The relationship becoming a threat to impartiality of KMR shall be ownership, control, management, personnel (including auditors, etc.), sharing of personnel/resources, finance, contract, marketing, commission payment on sales or attraction of other new client introduction, etc. When a relationship provides an acceptable threat to KMR's impartiality, KMR shall not provide the concerned certification.

From the step of certification inquiries KMR does not receive applications from other certification bodies and does not certify any of them. KMR shall not propose or provide management system consultancy in any field.

KMR shall not propose or provide an internal audit to a KMR-certified client. For management system to which KMR provided an internal audit, the concerned management system shall not be certified within 2 years after the internal audit.

When the relationship between a consultancy body and KMR provides an unacceptable threat to certification body's impartiality, KMR shall not certify the management system of the client that received MS consultancy or internal audit from the consultancy body. Allowing minimum two years of period, after MS consultancy ends, is a method to reduce threats to impartiality to acceptable level.

KMR shall not outsource audits to a management system consultancy body, and this shall be deemed to provide unacceptable threats to KMR's impartiality. This paragraph shall not be applied to contracting of an individual as an auditor.

KMR's activities shall not be marketed or proposed in association with the activities of a MS consultancy body. When the consultancy body mentions that certification may be simple, easy, prompt or cheap using KMR or provides such a meaningful and improper argument, KMR shall take a corrective action for it. KMR shall not mention or mean that certification may be simple, easy, prompt or cheap, if a specific consultancy body is used.

To guarantee that conflict of interests does not exist, KMR shall not make the personnel, who acted in the concerned client's management, or who provided consultancy to the client's system, participate in the audits or other certification activities of the concerned client within 2 years after the consultancy ends.

KMR shall take an action to respond to threats to impartiality generated by another person, body or organization. All personnel including the internal personnel of KMR or external personnel or a committee that may affect certification activities shall impartially act, and shall not allow any commercial, financial or other pressure that disturbs impartiality.

When KMR recognizes a situation in which conflict of interests can be provided to the concerned person or KMR by internal/external personnel, KMR shall demand to disclose it. KMR shall use such information as input data identifying the threat to impartiality generated by the activities of concerned person or an organization that employed the concerned person. When KMR may not prove there is no conflict of interests, the concerned person shall not be used, irrelevant of internal or external personnel.