CARES updates its certificate logo and logo guidelines document.

CARES’ certificate logo has been updated and a new version (v5) of CARES’ Logo Guidelines is published. The guidelines come into effect immediately and supersede all previous versions.

The updates follow the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) revising their accreditation symbol as part of a brand refresh. The UKAS symbol, with the crown and tick, bearing CARES accreditation number 0002 (previously 002) is an important part of CARES’ certificate logo used by certified companies. It promotes CARES’ accreditation status and the high standards of assurance that CARES certification services provide.

CARES has communicated with certified companies providing them with a copy of their updated certificate logo(s) and a copy of CARES’ Logo Guidelines v5, available on CARES’ website detailing how to use the logo correctly.

Transition periods

UKAS accredited certification bodies and certified companies are required to transition to the new symbol by the dates detailed below:

  • Digital Materials by 01 February 2022
  • Printed Materials by 01 February 2023
  • Certificates by 01 February 2024

CARES certification logos displaying the ‘old’ UKAS symbol are acceptable for use up until the dates detailed above. To ensure a smooth transition CARES has taken the following steps.

CARES certificates of approval

Certificates of approval displaying the revised UKAS symbol are available on www.ukcares.com.

CARES certificate logos

Certificate logos displaying the revised UKAS symbol have been emailed to companies. They are also upon request by contacting CARES at general@ukcares.com.

Companies are encouraged to use the updated CARES logo displaying the new UKAS symbol at the earliest opportunity to ensure compliance with the transition periods detailed above. Compliance will be assessed during annual surveillance and reassessment. 

Logos and further information may also be provided upon request by contacting CARES at general@ukcares.com. For logo compliance related matters please contact CARES Assurance and Compliance Engineer, Matthew Northcott, at matthewnorthcott@ukcares.com.

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