Schellman will communicate to the client the suspension status along with the remediation requirements. Under suspension, the client's certification is temporarily invalid. Included within the JAL are the enforceable arrangements regarding the suspension of the certification, including additional agreed upon fees for the additional compliance review, to help ensure, that in case of suspension, the client refrains from further promotion of its certification and use of the Schellman certification seal. Schellman is required to make publicly accessible, on the company website, the suspended status of the certification.
The certificate is suspended until the Participant has provided sufficient evidence of the remediation within the required timeframe, which shall not exceed a period of six (6) months or upon the due date of the annual recertification. Upon receipt of sufficient evidence of remediation within the required timeframe, Schellman will perform a review of the evidence to determine if the certificate should be reinstated. The results are communicated to the client via an audit report. Failure to resolve the issues that have resulted in the suspension in the time established by Schellman will result in withdrawal or reduction of the scope of certification, if applicable.
A reduction in the scope of the certification may be applicable and would exclude the parts not meeting the requirements, when the client has persistently or seriously failed to meet the program requirements for those parts of the scope of certification.