Halal Certification Impartiality Statement

AFIC Halal Authority, its directors, managers, staff and others involved in the auditing and

certification of organisations fully understand the importance of impartiality in carrying out

our Halal Certification activities and the importance of managing any conflict of interests

and ensuring the objectivity of our certification activities.

AFIC Halal Authority does not:

  • pursue or plan to pursue business activities, which could jeopardize impartiality

  • advertise certification/auditing services, which could affect impartiality

  • employ personnel that may affect impartiality.

  • cater to clients where there would be a breach of impartiality


Consequently, in order to best manage these guiding principles, AFIC Halal Authority:

  • Has an Impartiality Committee, consisting of independent members representing AFICs’ key interests,

    that will advise on matters of impartiality and AFIC’s management undertakes to act on the findings of

    their reviews.

  • Prohibits its auditors from participating in the audit of any organization to which they have done

    consultancy or training (other than professionally registered auditor training), or they had any financial or commercial interest for a minimum period of 2 years prior to the date of application of the organization for registration

  • Ensures that when allocated a particular contract, Audit staff, whether employed or contracted, shall not disclose or discuss any detail; before or after the audit; to any member of staff other than their direct Management or other members of the team, as required by their conditions of employment or contracted engagement.

  • Prohibits its own employees from engaging in consultancy, which may involve the active design, generation or implementation of Halal Compliance.

  • Ensures that all directly employed Management and Staff are required to declare all financial interestsor business activities that may present conflicts of interest with AFIC’s certification activities oncommencement and during the period of employment.

  • Is responsible for, and retains absolute authority for decisions relating to certification, including the granting, maintaining, renewing, extending, reducing, suspending and withdrawal of certification.

  • Conducts an assessment, at least once in a year, on both actual and potential risks to AFIC’s impartiality which is reviewed by the impartiality committee.


The AFIC Halal Authority undertakes to abide by these guidelines in all its activities and also actively review and audit internal operations to ensure these guiding principles are understood and adhered to by the whole organisation.