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Statement of Impartiality

American Association for Lean Six Sigma Certification

Policy

AALSSC, its Directors, Managers, Staff and others involved in the certification process fully understand the importance of impartiality in undertaking its Certification Activities and is committed to keeping our certification process free from any conflicts of interest.

All personnel, internal and external, and committees are required to act impartially. We do not involve ourselves in any activities which might jeopardize impartiality or result in a conflict of interests.

In fulfilling this commitment, we carefully assess the suitability of proposed members of the board of advisors, committee members, staff, or sub contracted entities to ensure they are and remain free of any conflicts of interest.

In nominating members to the board of directors, board of advisors, or director of certification, careful consideration is given to the impact it will have, should the nominee be selected, such that no single interest is predominant. In approving proposed members of other committees that have an interest in our certification programs, careful consideration is given to the impact it will have on impartiality.

If a topic is being discussed and a voting member of a committee has an interest that could impact on impartiality, the President or the Chairman of the committee will consider whether it is appropriate to suspend the voting rights of that member for the duration of the topic being discussed.

Annually all individuals involved in our certification process are required to update their Conflict of Interest Statement, attesting that they are free from conflict or identifying any possible conflicts which might arise during their involvement with our certification program.