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Why are we looking at the possibility of changing the FSR certification model to a multi-site certification model?

 The current FSR certification model requires each site to hold its own certification. While FSR certification growth has been reasonably strong year-on-year, we expect to see a slowdown in the growth of sites being certified as the programme has been active for almost 20 years. The demand for TAPA-certified sites is being driven by the clients of Logistics Service Providers (LSP) or by the LSP’s own internal security policy. The FSR programme has proven value in mitigating security risks in warehouse facilities. However, even with a known pre-determined benefit, many LSP's do not pursue a TAPA FSR certification programme or are unwilling to expand it to other warehouses in their network because of perceived cost and complexity barriers. A multi-site certification programme may overcome some of these concerns and help to significantly grow the number of facilities covered by FSR certification. We continue to see a strong demand for more facilities to be certified and need to evaluate new ways to make certification affordable and maintain quality. Members will be able to contribute their comments as part of the project to evaluate the benefits that multi-site certification offers.

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