NSI is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS), which operates under a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government through the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills. UKAS ensures that bodies like NSI run their certification schemes in accordance with International Standards for Accredited Certification such as ISO/IEC 17021 and ISO/IEC 17065.
NSI fully understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its management system and product certification activities. Our structure, policies and procedures are designed to manage any conflict of interest and to ensure the objectivity of our management system and product certification activities.
NSI is controlled by a Management Board, which has appointed an Impartiality Committee responsible for ensuring NSI remains impartial and consistently objective. The Committee includes representation from significant stakeholders but is structured in such a way that no single interest predominates. The Committee has the right to take independent action if NSI’s senior management do not respect its advice.