Each year, goods valued between eight to ten billion Euros disappear during transportation in Europe alone. The verb “disappear” covers criminal acts such as abduction, burglary and theft. The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), an association of approximately 600 international manufacturers, logistics service providers and law enforcement organizations, was formed for the purpose of reducing such losses along the supply chain. To achieve this, TAPA has developed globally recognized security standards for cargo companies and transport security. Both standards – TAPA TSR and TAPA FSR – are based on a systematic and risk-based approach using a holistic view of the entire supply chain.
TAPA TSR - Trucking Security Requirements
The requirements of TAPA TSR are concerned with transport itself, i.e. the truck and related equipment (motor vehicles and trailers), processes and their control within the organization as well as a special communications infrastructure.
TAPA FSR - Facility Security Requirements
TAPA FSR contains requirements for safe and secure storage and warehousing of items of property. This standard is needed in case of risk and/or when required by a customer or logistics service provider.
protection of high value goods;
- Systematic reduction of liability risks and security threats;
- Strong competitive edge and reputation boost from greater transparency;
- Potential for synergies with standards such as ISO 9001;
- Worldwide recognition for commitment to excellence, sustainability and reliability.
Working from home safely
To do our bit in these difficult Covid-19 times, DQS Belgium offers a free teleworking quickscan. Via a telco, one of our ISO 27001 auditors will examine your current telework policy together with you. This will give you an insight into potential risks that hackers or people with bad intentions can exploit. We want to keep not only your employees but also your company virus-free and healthy!
DQS Belgium expands
As of today you can also find us at the Corda Campus in Hasselt, in the INcubator in building A.