From 9th February 2018, IMS has suspended the relationship with Shanghai IMS (SIMS). Subsequently, all certificates issued by Shanghai IMS have also been suspended.
Any organisation with a certificate issued by Shanghai IMS has six months from this date to transfer to another Certification Body. After this time, the certificate will become withdrawn and is no longer suitable for transfer. Any organisation who has not transferred within the six months would need to start a new application with their chosen Certification Body. If you have any questions regarding this matter please contact either your representative within SIMS or IMS head office directly.
IMS Accreditation is not impacted by this decision and all certificates currently issued by IMS Head office within the UK remain valid. If your certificate starts with “SIMS” then this impacts you.
Our UK and Europe head office is located in Essex, United Kingdom. For details of all IMS offices, visit our contacts page