Suspension Proces

The certification is suspended in the following situations:

  • »The client's certified management system has persistently or seriously failed to meet certification requirements, including requirements for the effectiveness of the management system,
  • »The certified client does not allow surveillance or recertification audits to be conducted at the required frequencies, or
  • »The certified client has voluntarily requested a suspension.
  • Under the status of suspension, the client's management system certification is temporarily invalid. BCI has enforceable arrangements with its clients to ensure that in case of suspension the client refrains from further promotion of its certification. BCI makes the suspended status of the certification publicly available by entering the name of the client in its website, and may inform the client's customers, impartiality committee members and any other measures as suggested appropriate by the impartiality committee.