100th TAPA certified facility in Asia Pacific for DHL Express

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Asia recognised DHL Express for having the most Freight Security Requirement (FSR) sites in Asia Pacific.

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DHL Express has recorded a new milestone after the company’s North Operating Center in Beijing became the 100th facility within the DHL Express network in Asia Pacific to be awarded the prestigious TAPA ‘FSR’ security certification. It is also the company’s 22nd facility in China to be TAPA ‘A’ certified. The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) Asia recognised DHL Express for having the most Freight Security Requirement (FSR) sites in Asia Pacific.

The internationally-recognised TAPA certification is a highly sought-after logistics security accreditation and certification and considered to be one of the industry’s most rigorous independent certification. Facilities are certified after a detailed audit conducted by independent TAPA-trained auditors on areas such as the way high value goods are handled, warehoused and transported as they move throughout the global supply chain.

“Obtaining TAPA certification for our facilities is critical to ensuring the safety and security of our facilities and shipments as this is an increasing concern of our customers. With Asia Pacific accounting for 25 per cent of total international express traffic, the second largest after Europe, it is critical that we have a robust system to safeguard the integrity of shipments that we handle. This achievement fortifies our position as the industry leader in Asia Pacific,” said Ken Lee, CEO, Asia Pacific, DHL Express.

Security awareness is firmly embedded within DHL Express. Within its award-winning global Certified International Specialist (CIS) engagement and development programme, DHL Express has incorporated a CIS Security Awareness module. This module ensures that every employee globally is equipped with knowledge on the fundamentals of security, including a sound understanding of the security risks and threats faced and knowing what can be done to help prevent or minimise the risk of security incidents occurring.

Tony Lugg , chairman of TAPA Asia, said: “DHL has consistently and effectively demonstrated their efforts to integrate TAPA standards in their global network. Their commendable resolve echoes TAPA’s mission of enhancing the security and integrity of the global supply chain by protecting high value goods from risks and contributing to sustainable economic growth.”

Adrian Whelan, senior VP, head of global customs and security and a former TAPA Asia Board Member commented: “DHL Express was one of the first logistics companies to subscribe to the TAPA Freight Security Requirement standards. We are now the global leader in terms of TAPA certified sites with over 270 sites certified globally, with 100 of these from Asia Pacific. We will continue to invest in the security of our global supply chain.”

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