Our Certification Mark Policy
At Compass we believe it is important to be transparent and to behave with integrity at all times.
How we do business
The Compass Assurance Services (“Compass”) certification mark is valued by our clients as sign of credibility in management system certification.
It is our policy to protect this mark and use our best endeavours to ensure its appropriate use by clients.
1. Control the use of certification marks and accreditation symbols via client agreements.
2. Only provide permission to use marks and accreditation symbols in legitimate circumstances
3. Check for proper use during client audits
4. Be sure that our mark is recognisable and clearly denotes the certification gained through Compass.
5. Provide our clients with access to marks and symbols to promote their business and the certification industry appropriately
Use of Certification Marks & Accreditation Symbols
Compass Assurance Services “Compass” clients must only use certification marks and accreditation symbols in a way that accurately reflects the scope of their certification. This includes sites and locations certified and the management systems certified.
Certification marks and/or accreditation symbols must not be used in a way that could be misinterpreted as endorsing a product certification, laboratory tests, calibration or inspection report. Product packaging is considered as that which can be removed without the product disintegrating or being damaged. Accompanying information is considered as separately available or easily detachable. Type labels or identification plates are considered as part of the product. The statement shall in no way imply that the product, process or service is certified by this means.
Accreditation symbols must always be used in conjunction with our logo and/or certification mark and your name and/or logo as well as the standard being certified.
This use of certification marks and/or accreditation symbols must not be misleading or ambiguous in any way.
Clients must accept the Use of Certification Marks & Accreditation Symbols conditions as included in their Compass contract before they may use a Compass certification mark and/or accreditation symbol.
Monitoring & Reporting
The effectiveness of this policy will be monitored. An annual review of its effectiveness will be made by the Board.
This policy is endorsed by the Board of Directors and the document is owned by the Managing Director.
Contact us and speak to one of our helpful team about your certification needs. We can offer certification to smaller, niche standards and to other non-accredited (non ISO) standards as well.
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