One of our key business objectives requires us to adhere to national and international laws and standards, and the requirement that all employees demonstrate the company’s ethos of integrity and honesty in all their dealings. This ethos is reinforced through risk management and internal quality controls which are embedded throughout AVS and encompass all activities and processes within the company. As an Accredited Inspection Body delivering an independent, impartial and objective service is of paramount importance to us that the accuracy and validity of reports and certificates are beyond reproach and our clients receive the best possible service.
A Code of Integrity is issued to all employees which defines the standards of conduct and integrity to which they must comply. The AVS Code outlines a detailed set of principles and rules to comply with the requirements as outlined in ISO 17020:2012 – Conformity assessment – Requirements for the operation of various types of bodies performing inspection. Accredited inspection activities are governed by the Irish National Accreditation Board to ensure compliance with this specification standard.
AVS operates a ‘zero tolerance’ policy with regard to breaches of the code of Integrity and all employees are required to sign an agreement, confirming their understanding that any breaches of the Code of Integrity will result in disciplinary action that may include dismissal of the employee concerned.
AVS is committed to developing and maintaining a culture of integrity and honesty, this ethos is instilled in all employees, facilitated by the QMS and enforced by internal and external audit processes.