The appointed body and accredited conformity assessment bodies in the areas regulated by law and/or the Management Systems certification center and their staff perform the tests, evaluations and certifications independently and impartially. These are subject to the confidentiality obligation and any conflicts of interest that arise are to be reported. No development, consulting, training or similar activity is carried out by the employees in the appointed body and accredited conformity assessment bodies in the areas regulated by law and/or the Management Systems certification center. The possibility of exchanging technical information with the client is not excluded thereby.