Elevating the performance of your business
KMR is the best ISO certification body in Korea for management
innovation & employee development, to contribute to raise the
global competitiveness of many companies through offering
the service of ISO management system certification, relevant
education and management evaluation.
There are three major businesses in KMR like ISO
management system registration as the core business,
management assessment & award, training & conference.
Especially, KMR ranks the first for customer satisfaction
of ISO registration. Management evaluation & award for excellent management system are recognized its
objectivity & the best authority by customers.
KMR does its best for the development of a leading research & professional human resource to achieve its
business goal for offering the best satisfaction of customer and constant improvement of customer value.
KMR shall identify, analyze and document the possibilities of conflict of interests, including all conflicts
caused by relationships, generated by providing certification. Forming relationship does not always
cause conflict of interests to KMR. However, when a relationship generates a threat, KMR shall be able to
document and prove the means to remove or minimize such a threat. This information shall be provided to
the Management Committee. In proving it, all potential causes of conflict of interests shall be handled,
irrelevant of whether the cause of such a conflict of interests has been generated inside of KMR or
generated by another person or organization's activities.
The relationship becoming a threat to impartiality of KMR shall be ownership, control, management,
personnel (including auditors, etc.), sharing of personnel/resources, finance, contract, marketing,
commission payment on sales or attraction of other new client introduction, etc. When a relationship
provides an acceptable threat to KMR's impartiality, KMR shall not provide the concerned certification.
From the step of certification inquiries KMR does not receive applications from other certification bodies
and does not certify any of them. KMR shall not propose or provide management system consultancy in
KMR shall not propose or provide an internal audit to a KMR-certified client. For management system
to which KMR provided an internal audit, the concerned management system shall not be certified within
2 years after the internal audit.
When the relationship between a consultancy body and KMR provides an unacceptable threat to
certification body's impartiality, KMR shall not certify the management system of the client that received
MS consultancy or internal audit from the consultancy body.
Allowing minimum two years of period, after MS consultancy ends, is a method to reduce threats to
impartiality to acceptable level.
KMR shall not outsource audits to a management system consultancy body, and this shall be deemed to
provide unacceptable threats to KMR's impartiality. This paragraph shall not be applied to contracting of
an individual as an auditor.
KMR's activities shall not be marketed or proposed in association with the activities of a MS consultancy
body. When the consultancy body mentions that certification may be simple, easy, prompt or cheap using
KMR or provides such a meaningful and improper argument, KMR shall take a corrective action for it.
KMR shall not mention or mean that certification may be simple, easy, prompt or cheap, if a specific
consultancy body is used.
To guarantee that conflict of interests does not exist, KMR shall not make the personnel,
who acted in the concerned client's management, or who provided consultancy to the client's system,
participate in the audits or other certification activities of the concerned client within 2 years after
the consultancy ends.
KMR shall take an action to respond to threats to impartiality generated by another person, body
or organization. All personnel including the internal personnel of KMR or external personnel or a committee
that may affect certification activities shall impartially act, and shall not allow any commercial, financial
or other pressure that disturbs impartiality.
When KMR recognizes a situation in which conflict of interests can be provided to the concerned
person or KMR by internal/external personnel, KMR shall demand to disclose it. KMR shall use such
information as input data identifying the threat to impartiality generated by the activities of concerned
person or an organization that employed the concerned person. When KMR may not prove there is
no conflict of interests, the concerned person shall not be used, irrelevant of internal or external personnel.