Accreditation Services International (ASI) has suspended certification body Quality Austria from issuing FSC chain of custody (CoC) certificates worldwide. The decision took effect on 29 May 2016.
Since this date, Quality Austria has not been permitted to sign new certification contracts, perform initial certification audits, or issue new FSC CoC certificates. The suspension is a result of non-conformities with the ASI accreditation procedure.
Quality Austria is accredited for CoC certification only, and has issued about 60 valid FSC CoC certificates. Certificates issued by Quality Austria remain valid during the suspension. Quality Austria can continue to perform FSC surveillance and re-certification audits. read more