TAPA EMEA’s campaign to increase the number of FSR and TSR Security Standards certifications has got off to a positive start with increases of 17.2% and 14.2% respectively in the number of logistics facilities and trucking operations achieving certification in the last six months.

Since the launch of the Association’s ‘STEP UP & STAND OUT’ campaign in October, TAPA EMEA has seen the number of certifications for its Facility Security Requirements (FSR) rise to 476, a 17.2% growth, while 72 companies in the region are now certified under its Trucking Security Requirements (TSR), a 14.2% rise.

Companies gaining their first or additional FSR and TSR certifications since the start of the campaign have included Alha-Air Lines Handling, Aramex, Bos Logistics, CEVA Logistics, DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, DPDgroup, DSV, Flextronics, Gebrüder Weiss, Georgi Transporte, Ingram Micro, LOG-IN, Nightline Group, Nippon Express, Panalpina, DB Schenker, TNT Express, UPS, Van der Valk Transport, Verhoeven International Transport and VVT Europa. New TAPA certifications have been awarded in over 23 countries in EMEA over the campaign’s first six months.

Steve McHugh, Vice Chair of TAPA EMEA and Standards Lead, said: “This is a very positive start but it is only the beginning. The major global Logistics Service Providers
operate hundreds of locations each and we hope they will continue to grow their TAPA certification programmes at a faster rate. Our Security Standards also enable SME companies to gain certification to the same industry supply chain security standards to help them compete for contracts involving the storage and transportation of high value, theft-attractive goods. Our intelligence shows that virtually all products moving in supply chains are now at risk of theft. TAPA certification is a recognised way to make facilities and trucking operations more secure, and for transport and logistics companies to show their customers they are committed to protecting their goods. Our Standards Team are ready to help any company that wants to find out more about our Security Standards. There is no question that our Manufacturer members want a wider choice
of suppliers with TAPA-certified operations.”

Bolloré Logistics, present in 102 countries, is one of the latest companies to state its intention to work towards global TAPA FSR certification. Christian Teillet, QHSE Director Corporate at Bolloré Logistics, said: “TAPA certification is more and more required by our customers during tender activities. We see clients paying more and more attention to their subcontractors in the security chain of their goods. The main benefits of TAPA’s Security Standards are they require you to have in place robust processes to continuously ensure a secure environment and they give confidence to our clients in our
ability to manage their goods in a secure way.”

TAPA EMEA members that want to find out more about TAPA’s Security Standards
should contact info@(*** please remove ***)tapaemea.org