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TAPA’s Security Standards are respected globally as the best-in-class industry standards for supply chain resilience.
These unique, minimum security requirements have been created by the industry, for the industry and are revised every three years in consultation with TAPA’s members and approved Independent Audit Bodies (IABs) to ensure they are fit-for-purpose to address all current and emerging supply chain security risks, and to identify improvements which optimise the Standards’ effectiveness and efficiency for global supply chains.
The number of TAPA certifications in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region is now at its highest level in the Association’s 24-year history.
In the EMEA region, TAPA offers 3 industry standards:
TAPA’s Standards’ programme offers three levels of certification by the Association’s approved Independent Audit Bodies as well as a Self-Certification option. Non-member companies may also achieve certification after completing the appropriate TAPA training course.
TAPA’s Security Standards act as a worldwide benchmark for supply chain security and resilience, providing guidance, processes and tools which reduce loss exposure, protect assets, help to keep staff safe, and save costs. This is achieved by introducing and maintaining common standards for supply chain security measures.
Users of the Standards are certified by a number of Independent Audit Bodies which ensures certifications are meaningful and can be trusted. Support for organisations using the TAPA Standards comes from within the supply chain industry, by Government agencies and the insurance industry. If you are not already convinced that TAPA Standards are the solution for your business please contact us
Our Standards Team will answer any questions you have about the TAPA Security Standards. You can contact the team directly using the Standards Question Submission Form below.
TAPA EMEA is pleased to announce that as of May 1st 2021, all TAPA certifications can now be completed remotely using standard meeting communications equipment and the current TAPA audit templates.
Following a successful period, where TAPA introduced Remote Virtual Audit (RVA) for recertification, we are now able to expand the capability to new certifications and all other types of audits that require to be submitted to an audit body or TAPA. Please refer to the TAPA EMEA Standards section of the TAPA website or contact your audit body if would like to know more or use this new option. The option to continue with physical visits to audit locations will continue.
The pandemic and restrictions on travel has resulted in a backlog of certifications that need to be completed. TAPA had planned for an RVA option to be available as part of its digital roadmap for next year. We have now accelerated the introduction of RVA. We believe the option for RVA audits adds another dimension to promote the use of TAPA Standards.
Raising security standards within the supply chain.