Trucks parked in unclassified and unsecured parking places are linked to over 50% of the thousands of cargo losses reported to TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) in the EMEA region every year, and result in thefts of products worth tens of millions of euros.
In many cases, these incidents are exacerbated by the severe lack of secured parking places in the region. TAPA has identified a need for more than 400,000 secure parking places and +2,000 sites across EMEA. This presents a significant growth opportunity for Parking Place Operators (PPOs) which meet the required levels of supply chain security.
The Parking Security Requirements (PSR) are TAPA’s contribution to addressing the problem. Once again, this Standard has been created using information and requirements of the Association’s members – the buyers of secure parking places – and leverages TAPA’s 20+ years’ experience of establishing, maintaining, and developing industry standards which support the loss prevention programmes of its members.
TAPA launched the PSR Standard in 2019 and it is already the most-adopted secure parking standard by PPOs in the EMEA region.
The PSR Standard specifies the:
minimum acceptable security standard
methods to be used in maintaining those standards
processes and specifications for Parking Place Operators to join the scheme and to achieve TAPA certification for the parking operations
TAPA’s Incident Information Service (IIS) incorporates a unique secure parking tool which enables transport planners to access risk levels on specific road transport routes, see previous cargo theft incidents on these routes, and to identify secure parking places along these routes which are supporting TAPAs programme to drive up security parking standards.
All Parking Places which are certified in accordance with the requirements of the PSR Standard, and Partners in the programme, are visible to TAPA members in this database, which includes contact information for each site for bookings ad enquiries, and to help identify the facilities at these sites. TAPA members which have stated their preference to select truck parkings participating in the PSR programme now have quick ad easy access to this growing database of options, which already spans 14 countries across EMEA.
There are three ways Parking Place Operators can join TAPA’s secure parking programme to ensure their locations are visible to TAPA members using the Association’s digital secure parking tool:
Parking Security Partner
Sign a declaration to become a TAPA PSR Partner to confirm basic security controls are in place. Your participation in the programme will need to be renewed annually.
A self-certification audit to meet the requirements of PSR Level 3 and issuing of TAPA certification valid for 3 years. TAPA will conduct sample audits of self-certified sites.
Independent Audit Body (IAB) Certification (Levels 1, 2 and 3)
The full certification programme has three levels with TAPA Parking Security Requirements (PSR) certification by Independent Audit Bodies:
PSR Level 1 = highest security protection with a formal certification
PSR Level 2 = mid-level security protection with a formal certification
PSR Level 3 = lowest security protection with a formal certification
TAPA offers an online training course for Parking Place Operators to support their preparations to join the Paring Security Requirements programme.
Raising security standards within the supply chain.
TAPA aims to ensure the integrity and resilience of global supply chains, enabling sustainable supply chain risk management and loss prevention through the adoption of proven industry security standards, the gathering and sharing of threat and loss intelligence, training, networking and collaboration with all stakeholders to ensure the secure movement and supply of goods for businesses and consumers.
Incidents reported (2017-NOW)
TAPA members have access to our searchable Incident Information Service (IIS) database containing intelligence on over 28,000 cargo theft incidents to increase their awareness of crime ‘hotspots’, the M.O. used by cargo thieves, and the products targeted, to help plan secure supply chains and support their own in-house resilience programmes.
Member Companies & Partners
As the world’s leading supply chain security and resilience Association, TAPA EMEA’s fast-growing membership includes leading global brands and SMEs all looking to benefit from the Association’s industry standards, training, incident intelligence, secure route planning, networking and communications tools and opportunities.