The network of partners, practices and people who work for, with and represent Equal Assurance consists of a range of technical, management and business support activities and personnel. Our current world-wide network of partners (shown in blue), practices (shown in red) and people (shown in green) is shown below:
It should be noted that, in accordance with ISO 17021, Equal Assurance partners do not outsource audits to management system consultancy organisation, as this poses an unacceptable threat to our impartiality. Equal Assurance partners engage people from a variety of practices, including consultancy organisations, as individually contracted auditor prescribed in ISO 17021.
In addition, in accordance with ISO 17021, reference to our partners and practices does not suggest that certification is linked with those practices that also provide management system consultancy. When brought to our attention, we take appropriate action to correct inappropriate claims by any consultancy organisations stating or implying that certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if we provided the certification. Furthermore, no statement or implication is made by Equal Assurance that certification would be simpler, easier, faster or less expensive if a specified consultancy organisation were used.