ASI suspends the approval (i.e. Tier Two of Two-Tier Assurance Program) of TUVDC for FSC COC scope in India

The suspension will be in force for a maximum of six months.

ASI has suspended the approval (i.e. Tier Two of the Two-Tier Assurance Program) of DIN CERTCO Gesellschaft für Konformitätsbewertung mbH (TUVDC) for Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC), FSC COC technical scope in India on 15 March 2023. The suspension is due to a serious breach of Approval Requirements which consisted of providing consultancy during the certification process based on sections 19, Table 2, item 10 c) of the Approval Procedure (ASI-PRO-20-258).

The relevant findings were raised during an unannounced FSC COC Compliance assessment in India.

During the suspension period of maximum six months, the Conformity Assessment Body (CAB) shall not enter into new agreements for certification or perform initial certification services within the scope of suspension. However, the CAB shall continue to conduct surveillance audits for existing clients during the period of suspension.

Read more about the impact of suspension on CABs and certificate holders here.


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