My supplier provided me with a “Scope Certificate”. What does this mean?

Companies that have demonstrated the ability to comply with the relevant standard requirements by an approved certification body (CB) will be issued a scope certificate (SC). The SC means that the company is eligible to process the certified products on their list.

This does not automatically mean the product you are ordering is certified unless there is a transaction certificate (TC) to accompany it. The SC lists the products which can be offered certified and labelled to the standard. Before ordering certified product from a supplier, you should make sure that their certificate is still valid, and that the product you are ordering is listed on the certificate.