Ceres Certifications, International, will not, under any circumstance, permit any violation of impartiality in its operations that involves the selling, proposing or suggestion of services or products by outside sources.
In this context, Impartiality is considered a Conflict of Interest (COI).
Certification Bodies (CB) must be free of any suggestion of “partiality” in order to maintain an “Honest Broker” status in the industry. This goes to Authenticity.
The Integrity of a CB is everything.