January 4th, 2015
Intertek Attains Approval by the Transported Asset Protection Association Asia Pacific(TAPA) as an Independent Audit Body
CITY/COUNTRY – Intertek, a leading quality & safety solutions provider to industries worldwide announced that they have been approved as an Independent Audit Body (IAB) by the Transported Asset Protection Association Asia Pacific (TAPA Asia Pacific). Intertek will now be able to perform audits to TAPA Asia Pacific members against TAPA Standard.
TAPA, Transported Asset Protection Association is an association of security and Logistics professionals and related business partners. Originally from the high technology and subsequently by companies transporting high value goods, TAPA has security standards for the purpose of addressing the emerging security threats that are common to the high value industry supply chain. TAPA standards are recognized by some countries LEA as evidences of best practices for safety & security.
The Intertek Business Assurance team in Asia Pacific will provide TAPA Asia Pacific members with auditing services in accordance with TAPA related standards. The core team is made up of qualified auditors and inspectors trained to support the audit service to ensure the safe and secure in-transit storage and warehousing of TAPA members’ assets; and also to verify the minimum acceptable standards for security throughout the supply chain and the methods to be used in maintaining those standards.
“We are delighted to be awarded the Independent Audit Body (IAB) status by TAPA Asia Pacific. Working closely with TAPA, Intertek will continuously support clients with an extensive range of safety solutions, helping them to prepare and address security threats in any volatile trading environment” says Calin Moldovean, President of Intertek’s Business Assurance group.
“We value our partnership with audit bodies. Our IABs’ efforts and expertise make it so that the TAPA standard can be further monitored and improved.” says Tony Lugg, Chairman of TAPA Asia Pacific. “Intertek is a globally recognized certification body. With the assistance of Intertek, TAPA Asia Pacific may now serve more TAPA members on their standard compliance and ensure their transportation is secure.”
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Intertek is a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide. From auditing and inspection, to testing, training, advisory, quality assurance and certification, Intertek adds value for its customers by helping improve the quality and safety of their products, assets and processes. With a network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 36,000 people in more than 100 countries, Intertek supports companies’ success in the global marketplace, by helping customers to meet end users’ expectations for safety, sustainability, performance, integrity and desirability in virtually any market worldwide. Visit www.intertek.com
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), a non-profit organization, is a unique forum that unites global manufacturers, logistics providers, freight carriers, law enforcement agencies, and other stakeholders with the common aim of reducing losses from international supply chains. Founded in 1997, TAPA has three regions across the globe namely Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa and the Americas. The Association has over 700+ members include many of the world’s leading manufacturing brands as well as their logistics and transport providers with combined annual sales of over US$900 billion.