TNT awarded ISO security certification

TNT, provider of integrated express services, has become the first express integrator to achieve the ISO 28000 quality standard. The accreditation covers TNT’s regional head office in Singapore and operationsthroughout the Asia Pacific region. The ISO 28000 certification covers a wide range of requirements for a security management system, including those aspects critical to security […]


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TNT, provider of integrated express services, has become the first express integrator to achieve the ISO 28000 quality standard. The accreditation covers TNT’s regional head office in Singapore and operationsthroughout the Asia Pacific region.

The ISO 28000 certification covers a wide range of requirements for a security management system, including those aspects critical to security assurance of the supply chain. Supply chain security is a key aspect in the transportation of high value goods from the hi-tech, healthcare and automotive and industrial sectors – key focus areas for the Dutch express integrator.

The security of supply chains has come under focus by governments around the world, in particular the US, Canada, the European Union, Australia and New Zealand and others as an important step in countering terrorism. The problem however is that in most cases each country is taking a different route and implementing different requirements creating a nightmare hodgepodge of security standards for the various players in the supply chain.

A key benefit of being ISO 28000 certified, according to TNT Asia’s director ofsecurity, Tony Lugg, is that it takes the best practices from across the industrywhich means compliance with all of thevarious security regimes around the worldis virtually assured, or possible with onlyminor adaptations.