The FDIS (14001 included) talks about the interested parties in understanding needs and expectations. In line with this and in line with what the 14k FDIS defines as interested party .... [person or organization that can affect, be affected by, or perceive itself to be affected by a decision or activity] [Note 1 to entry: To “perceive itself to be affected” means the perception has been made known to the organization.] [EXAMPLE Customers, communities, suppliers, regulators, non-governmental organizations, investors and employees.] . .. ... How do you consider the CB when you consider certification ? Is the CB in this case the Interested party. They will be interested to certify you for the system establishment nevertheless. They will certainly have their interpretations to the requirements nevertheless ..