The Technical Experts shall be responsible for the impartiality of any testing, audits, inspection activities and shall not allow commercial, financial or other pressures to compromise impartiality.
Technical experts shall identify risks to its impartiality on an ongoing basis.
Example of risks which can threaten the impartiality of the Technical Experts includes working relationships, bias, ownership, governance, personnel, shared resources, finances, contracts, payment of a sales commission or other inducement for the referral of new clients.
If a risk to impartiality is identified, the technical expert needs to be able to demonstrate how it eliminates or minimizes such risk.
The impartiality of the Technical Expert should be read and construed in line with the obligations for high degree of professional integrity and honesty and to this end the Technical Expert shall also be independent to the extent that is required regarding the conditions under which it performs its services.
Examples of such independence would include, not having any commercial interest in any entity which the Technical Expert is working on, not having worked with such entity on the same product or service which is subject to his work, not being affiliated trough work, consanguinity or because of any liens, loans, and other facility with such target companies.