Use of Certificate and Certification Mark

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In instances where an organisation is accredited for quality, environment and/or safety then the Obsequentia logos outlined below are to be used.

Figure 1. Logo for Quality Certified Client
Figure 2. Logo for Environment Certified Client
Figure 3. Logo for Safety Certified Client

Under no circumstances is the accreditation symbol to be reproduced in a colour combination at variance with that detailed in Figures 1, 2 or 3. The symbol(s) can be enlarged or reduced however, the text is to be clear to be able to read. Once the client is accredited Obsequentia will issue the certified company with the appropriate logo(s). Obsequentia require that the client organisation:

  • Conforms to the requirements of Obsequentia Pty Ltd when making reference to its certification status in communication media such as the internet, brochures or advertising, or other documents.
  • Does not make or permit any misleading statement regarding its certification
  • Does not use or permit the use of a certification document or any part thereof in a misleading manner
  • Upon suspension or withdrawal of its certification, discontinues its use of all advertising matter that contains a reference to certification, as directed by Obsequentia
  • Amends all advertising material when the scope of certification has been reduced
  • Does not allow reference to its management system certification to be used in such a way as to imply that Obsequentia certifies a product (including service) or process
  • Does not imply that the certification applies to activities that are outside the scope of certification
  • Does not use its certification in such a manner that would bring the certification body and/or certification system into disrepute and lose public trust
  • Obsequentia will exercise proper control of ownership and take action to deal with incorrect references to certification status or misleading use of certification documents, marks or audit reports.

Such action could include requests for correction and corrective action, suspension, withdrawal of certification, publication of the transgression and, if necessary, legal action.

Product or product packaging

The logos in Figures 1, 2 and 3 are not to be used on a product or product packaging seen by the consumer or in any other way that may be interpreted as denoting product conformity. These logos are also not to be applied to laboratory tests, calibration or inspection reports. Such reports are deemed to be products in this context. In order to ensure the correct use of the logo Obsequentia will conduct random audits on the certified clients web site, brochures and advertising to ensure compliance with this procedure. The objectives of these audits is to ensure that certified clients are not making or permitting any misleading statement regarding its certification. Obsequentia will notify a client as soon as it becomes aware of a breach of the certification logo(s) immediately. In this instance the client will be issued with a corrective action and given the appropriate timeframe to ascertain the correct use of the accreditation logo. If at the end of the nominated timeframe appropriate corrective action has not been implemented then legal action is to commence.

Cease accreditation

If an organisation decides to cease their accreditation then the Client is to cease the use and distribution of any material that contains the accreditation symbol(s).