Sometimes I think the same. Sometimes I think there is a “political” use of the classification. As a general rule, you can follow that a major nonconformity is a situation where an organization:
Completely failed to fulfill a certain requirement. Has a process that has completely fallen apart – rules are not followed systematically. Has several minor nonconformities that are related to the same process or to the same element of the management system If a certification mark is misused If a minor nonconformity, raised during the previous audit, has not been resolved within the deadline – such a small nonconformity automatically becomes a major one.
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