DHCE Impartiality Policy

DHCE understands the importance of impartiality and potential conflicts of interests in carrying out its management systems certification activities.

An independent Impartiality Committee has been established to provide continued confidence in DHCE by the community, stakeholders and the wider halal industry.

This Committee ensures and confirms that all decisions taken by DHCE are based on independent confirmation of conformity and are not swayed by any other interests or outside factors.

Details of all financial and corporate dealings between DHCE and its clients is available to the Impartiality Committee to inspect, and regular meetings are taking place to ensure continued compliance and impartiality.

The Impartiality Committee has put measures in place to ensure that:

  • DHCE auditors always reveal and disclose any potential compromises of impartiality and probable conflicts of interests in regard to any of our clients / business that we deal with.
  • DHCE staff members have no personal connections with and to the companies that we certify, neither do they have any commercial or financial interests in our certificated entities.
  • DHCE shall not undertake any activity that could endanger the impartiality and/or represent a potential conflict of interests. In case where certain situations create unacceptable impartiality threat, the certification activity shall not be conducted.
  • DHCE shall not provide certification services to a customer when relations between the consulting company and DHCE could lead to impartiality threat.
  • DHCE does not receive directly or indirectly any financial support other than the charges of its services from the clients.
  • Top management of DHCE is committed to full compliance with Impartiality

As an organisation, DHCE is committed to provide complete transparency and to outwardly promote honest operations; the Impartiality Committee serves as a guardian of its core principles.

The committee is comprised of various individuals from stakeholders having strong educational and technical backgrounds, and proven record of relevant experience to fulfil the objectives of the Committee.

The members of the Impartiality Committee represent the interests of consumers, trade and industry and DHCE clientele, and possess the required analytical and investigative skills to review and verify the information provided to them in order to meet the expectations of the respective segments of the halal fraternity and stakeholders.