Guideline for usage of logos

The rules over the use of the logo are as follows:

  • All certificates issued by EACS / Partner certification body remains the property of EACS / Partner certification body and must be returned when requested.
  • Certificate holders must ensure that no incorrect references to EACS / Partner certification body certification system or misleading use of certificates or marks occur.
  • Certificate holders must ensure that no incorrect references to EACS / Partner certification body certification system or misleading use of certificates or marks occur.
  • EACS / Partner certification body Registered Companies Logo is granted under licence to those client companies who have obtained certification by EACS / Partner certification body after successful assessment to the applicable standard.
  • Where the EACS / Partner certification body Certificate has been issued under any accreditation, Accreditation Body’s logo is to be used in combination with the EACS / Partner certification body registered companies’ logo, as applicable.

Certification body’s certification logo

EACS / Partner certification body Registered Companies Logo can be applied to stationery and publicity materials that relates to the company’s Scope of Registration. This can include brochures, product cards, advertisements etc. The mark shall not be used on laboratory test reports, calibration and inspection certificates and not applied directly to the product or packaging, whether secondary or primary or in such a manner as to imply that any individual product has been approved. Where the logo is used, the Certificate Registration number must also be clearly indicated.
The logo may only be reproduced in a single colour which is unlimited, but where practical should conform to existing pre-printed stationery, brochures, letterheads or other promotional materials of the Company.

Accreditation logo

Accreditation logoThe Accreditation Logo may only be used s limited to stationery, literature and other written promotional materials. It cannot be applied to the product or packaging and visiting cards whether secondary or primary. The Accreditation Logo shall be reproduced in accordance with the guideline and rules.
The Accreditation Logo shall not be used in such a way as to suggest that the Accreditation Body or government Organization it represents have certified or approved the activities of the Company, or in any other manner which can mislead.
If an accredited certificate holder fails to comply with these regulations or uses the logos in any misleading manner, EACS / Partner certification body reserves the right to withdraw or cancel its certificate upon which action, the certificate holder shall immediately cease to use the logos and withdraw the existing stock of its stationery and other promotional brochures etc. bearing the logos, from further use.
Such action could include requests for correction and corrective action, suspension, withdrawal of certification, publication of the transgression and, if necessary, legal action.

Discontinuation of Accreditation Logo

A client certified by EACS / Partner certification body shall discontinue the use of the EACS / Partner certification body certification logo and accreditation mark immediately when any of the following conditions exist:
A lapse of certification, suspension or withdrawn;
The client has made a change to his Quality System which has not been accepted by EACS / Partner certification body, and which could reasonably be expected to affect the client's qualification for certification;
The client has failed to implement a change to the system requirements issued by EACS / Partner certification body; Any other circumstances, which arise, which could reasonably be expected to adversely affect the client's Quality System certified by EACS / Partner certification body, as identified in the contract agreement.

Misuse and Penalty

Misuse of EACS / Partner certification body certification logo and accreditation mark would lead to corrective action, withdrawal of certification, publication of the transgression and, if necessary, other legal action.