• Introduction: This addition to the GCS Regulations defines the rules and restrictions regarding the use of the Certification and Accredited Certification Mark.

  • The Certification Mark: All GCS certified clients are allowed to use the Certification Mark in accordance with the following rules. The Certification Mark may be used on stationery, advertising and publicity in conjunction with:
    1) Your company name.
    2) Your certificate number.
    3) Positive statements to indicate any of your business activities, or addresses within your scope of certification
  • General conditions for use of Logo & Certificates:
    The client is authorized to use the certification mark or its logo in advertising matter and while using this mark or logo the client shall ensure that it: –

    a. Conforms to requirements of GCS when making reference to its management system certification status in communication media such as the Internet, brochures or advertising or other documents.

    b. Does not make or permit any misleading statement regarding its certification.

    c. Does not use or permit the use of the certification document or any part thereof in a misleading manner.

    d. Upon suspension or withdrawal of its certification, discontinues its use of all advertising matter that contains a reference to certification, as directed by Conforms to requirements of GCS.

    e. Amends all advertising matter when the scope of certification has been reduced.

    f. Shall not use the certification information in a manner to imply that the product or service is certified.

    g. The certification mark or logo shall not be used on a product or product packaging as this could be interpreted as denoting product conformity.

    h. The logos shall also not be applied to laboratory test, calibration or inspection reports or any form of certificates issued by educational institutions as such reports/ certificates are deemed to be products in this context.

    i. Does not imply that certification applies to activities that are outside the scope of its certification.

    j. Shall not use the certification in such a manner that would bring conforms to requirements of GCS and /or the certification system into disrepute and lose public trust.

    k. Logo shall not be applied on visiting cards.