Our independence

Our independence

Ricardo Certification operates as a separate and entirely independent business within the Ricardo group. Each assignment we undertake is accepted in full recognition of the need for impartiality and confidentiality, both of which are necessary to ensure the client, and its key stakeholders, have full confidence in the assessment performed.

Strict internal controls require that we review, identify and control any potential conflicts that may arise at a personal, project or company level, which may bias an assessment. All certification decisions are made by designated project decision makers, known as Signatories, who are independent of the project work performed and ensure that the assessment work performed in accordance with Ricardo Certification’s accredited processes, and that the assessment is impartial.

To view Ricardo’s independent assurance policy in full visit ricardo.com/policies.