Non-Discriminatory Principle

The Quality Management System policies and procedures under which Certification Oceania operates are non-discriminatory and are consistent with the World Health Organisations principal of non-discrimination namely: “to guarantee that human rights are exercised without discrimination of any kind based on race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status such as disability, age, marital and family status, sexual orientation and gender identity, health status, place of residence, economic and social situation”.

Accordingly, Certification Oceania policies and procedures are not used to impede or inhibit access by applicants, other than as provided for in ISO 17021 Conformity Assessment - Requirements for Bodies Providing Audit and Certification of Management Systems.

Access to the Management System Certification process is not be conditional upon the size of the client or membership of any association or group, nor is certification conditional upon the number of certifications already held by a client. There are no undue financial or other conditions.

Certification Oceania shall make its services accessible to all applicants whose activities fall within Certification Oceania‘s scope of its operations and shall confine its activities to the compliance assessment, review, decision and ongoing surveillance specifically related to a client’s management system certification or accreditation.

Last updated: 9 December 2020

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