Statement of Applicability

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KGS Ltd is an independent market, opinion and social research organisation offering research insights and solutions.  KGS Ltd does not subcontract any services related to field data collection, data processing or analysis.

KGS outsources CATI and Qualitative moderation when needed to an ISO 20252:2019 accredited agency.  The details of the chosen agency will be shared with the end client and agreed prior to commission.

KGS Ltd delivers Consumer and Business to Business face to face projects throughout the UK.

KGS Ltd has elected to include Research teams, Sampling, Fieldwork, Physical Observation, Self-completion, Data Management, processing and coding to be attested to ISO20252:2019 in accordance with Annexes B, C, E and F.  KGS Ltd has elected to exclude Annex A, Sampling and Annex D, Digital Observation from attestation

Annex Attested Excluded Explanation Annex Senior Manager
Annex A – Sampling  No  Yes Sampling is not something KGS provides. If Sampling is required this is provided by the client. N/A
Annex B – Fieldwork Face to Face Fieldwork, CAPI, CAWI, PAPI, Quantitative, Qualitative Recruitment CATI and Qualitative Moderation and reporting CATI – Outsourced. Moderation and Reporting – Outsourced Angela Prescott MD
Annex C – Physical Observation Fieldwork Research team None N/A Angela Prescott MD
Annex D – Digital observation No Yes Digital observation is not a service that KGS has offered nor been required to complete. N/A
Annex E – Self-completion Fieldwork teams, web and paper self completions None N/A Angela Prescott MD
Annex F – Data management and processing Scripting, Data Processing & Coding None N/A Dave White Head of IT Operations

Angela Prescott, KGS Managing Director confirms conformity to this SoA V7 July 2023