Terms & Conditions for use of AB Logo
& TCSPL Certification Mark
Use of the AB Logo & TCSPL Certification Mark is subject to the conditions detailed below:
- Where AB Logo & TCSPL Certification Mark is used, the client shall ensure that they are used together, not in isolation and not disproportionately represented, and positioned in a manner that ensures the relationship between the AB and the TCSPL Certification Mark along with the Standard and Certification Number.
- Use shall be restricted to correspondence, advertising, and promotional
material that is directly applicable to the scope of registration as shown on the
- The AB Logo & TCSPL Certification Mark shall not be used in such a way to suggest that the Accreditation Board/Governments of Singapore, or any Government Minister, have certified or approved the client’s activities, or in any other misleading manner.
- The AB Logo & TCSPL Certification Mark may be uniformly enlarged or reduced but shall be large enough for the wording to be clearly legible, and may be in any one single color.
- Use shall be such that there is no implication that the goods or services
themselves are approved by AB & TCSPL.
- AB Logo & TCSPL Certification Mark issued within the framework of a quality system certification programme:
a) may be used on stationery, literature and publicity material;
b) shall NOT be used on a product, or in any way that may be interpreted as denoting product conformity;
c) may be placed on labels and affixed to the product providing the label contains the following text in a manner that makes it obvious that the text and certification mark are linked as “manufactured/supplied/designed/ developed under a quality system certified as complying with ISO 9001 by an accredited certification body.
d) may be placed on product packaging providing the following text is included in a manner that makes it obvious that the text and certification mark are linked as “manufactured /supplied/designed/developed under quality system certified as complying with ISO 9001 by an accredited certification body”, as per procedures of AB.
Note: The table below provides guidance on the use of certification/registration marks for indicating when a product has been made under a certified/registered quality management system.
1*. This could be a tangible product itself or product in an individual package, container etc. In the case of testing/analyzing activities, it could be a test/analysis report.
||On Product *1
||On larger boxes etc. used for transportation of products *2
||In pamphlets etc. for advertisement
|Use of Marks *3
|Without a statement
|With a statement *4
2*. This could be over-packaging made of cardboard etc. that can be reasonably considered as not reaching end users.
3*. This applies to marks that have a specific form including some basic description of its applicability. A statement in words alone does not constitute a mark in this sense. Any such wording should be true and not mislead.
4*. This could be a clear statement that “(The product) was manufactured in a plant whose quality management system is certified/registered as being in conformity with ISO 9001″.
5*. When using symbols or logos, adequate attention should be paid to avoid infringement of clauses 184.108.40.206d) and 3.7 of ISO/IEC Guide 62 (now clause 8.4 of ISO/IEC 17021).
6*. The organizations that are doing calibration, other testing, laboratories testing, training, etc., shall not use the Accreditation Marks on any of the reports or findings as these reports and findings are the products of their activities. So, the organizations providing any type of services shall not use any mark on any end product or reports or analysis of any kind on their final paper document, which may lead to confusion that the activity is certified.
Source: SAC 02 22 Jan 2020
Rules for Use of SAC Accreditation Marks and Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) Marks