The grounds for suspending the certificate are as follows:
If the certified organization is not getting the Surveillance audit conducted as per the certification agreement.
If the client is found to misuse the logo of the Certification Body or is using any kind of misleading statement which might affect the reputation of the certification body and the accreditation board.
If there is any complaint from the customers customer Asia Certification needs to verify the complaint and in case if the certified organization is found guilty the certificate will be suspended and will remain suspended until the complaint is not resolved.
In case of Non payment of the fee as per the Contractual agreement.
If during the Surveillance audit system found not to comply with Standard requirement.
Upon the Suspension the certificate will be surrendered from the client, the Asia Certification web site will be updated that the organization certificate is suspended (not valid). After withdrawal of the certificate if the organization is found using the certificate or certification information in any manner, legal action will be taken against the Organization as per the contractual agreement.
Note: The evidences can be verified onsite or offsite depending upon the nature of the reason for the suspension.
Any certificate issued by Asia Certification may be withdrawn in the event of any of following defaults by a certificate holder:
If a surveillance audit is not arranged within 3 months of the due date in response to notice issued by Asia Certification.
Major lack of effective implementation of corrective of actions within agreed time limits in respect of non-conformities identified during surveillance audits.
Failure to pay appropriate fees.
Continued misuse of Accreditation mark/logo e.g. misleading publications, advertisement or contravention of the stipulated conditions for the use of marks/logo. Upon suspension or cancellation of certificate of registration, the name of the organization shall be deleted from the Asia Certification approved list of certified companies.
In case the Organization is not able to resolve the issue of Suspension within 90 days from the date of Suspension.
The evidences submitted by the organization for the reason of suspension as defined above are not found satisfactory.
Upon the request of the client at any point of certification cycle, the scope of certification can be extended after the verifications conducted as per the Asia Certification certification process.
Upon the request of the client or during the surveillance audit as identified/verified by the audit team, the scope of certification can be reduced after the verifications conducted as per the Asia Certification certification process.