Impartiality and Confidentiality Policy
Centrum Naukowo-Badawcze Ochrony Przeciwpożarowej – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy CNBOP-PIB (Scientific and Research Centre for Fire Protection – National Research Institute), Notified Body 1438, ensures impartiality, objectivity and confidentiality in the conducted conformity assessment processes and in other activities.
We declare that CNBOP-PIB:
- acts impartially and independently as a third party applying the same procedures to all clients,
- is not subject to any commercial, financial or other pressures affecting impartiality,
- identifies any threats to impartiality and conflicts of interest and takes appropriate actions to eliminate or minimize the threats,
- takes immediate action in response to any threats to impartiality,
- is not related to any legal entities involved in designing, production, installation, distribution or other activities related to products that are within the scope of CNBOP-PIB accreditation,
- ensures that the activities of the Institute or of the related separate legal entities do not threaten the impartiality of the conducted conformity assessment processes and other activities,
- does not present its offer in connection with the entities providing consulting services and does not suggest that conformity assessment would be simpler, easier or cheaper if the services of entities providing these services were used,
- excludes from the conformity assessment processes the personnel who during the last two years was in any way involved in the activities of the entity submitting a product for conformity assessment,
- does not undertake conformity assessment where there is a risk of impartiality being compromised,
- makes decisions based on evidence obtained during an objective assessment, independent of any pressure groups or interested parties,
- does not subcontract other conformity assessment processes, except for laboratory tests, which cannot be performed at CNBOP-PIB,
- maintains the confidentiality of information obtained in the course of business, except for situations provided for by law.
Józefów, 15 March 2019
Director of Centrum Naukowo-Badawcze Ochrony Przeciwpożarowej
Państwowy Instytut Badawczy
st. bryg. Paweł Janik, PhD Eng.