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Building Science Institute, Ltd. Co. Policy 06-2021 Impartiality & Objectivity

This policy applies to Verification Organizations, the Building Science Institute, Ltd. Co., and the Building Science Institute Quality Council.

Referenced Documents

Building Science Institute Policy 05-2021 Conflicts of Interest
Building Science Institute Process 005-2022 Perform Quality Control Conformity Assessments for Verification Organizations


Impartiality

All verification personnel, including analysts, must be independent of the activity being analyzed and verified for conformance, and must in all cases act in a manner that is free from bias or conflict of interest. 

All quality assessment personnel must be independent of the activity being assessed for conformance, and must in all cases act in a manner that is free from bias or conflict of interest. For internal quality assessments, Quality Assessment Designees must be independent from the operating managers of the verification function being assessed. 


Objectivity

All verification personnel, including analysts, must maintain objectivity throughout the verification process to ensure the verification findings and conclusions are based on the verification evidence.

All quality assessment personnel must maintain objectivity throughout the quality assessment process to ensure the assessment findings and conclusions are based on the objective assessment evidence.


Approved by the Building Science Institute, Ltd. Co. Quality Council on December 17, 2021
Approve: Amber Wood, Kevin Burk, Brian Christensen
Reject: None
Not Voting: Mat Gates, Brett Dillon (Chair)

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