ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security Management System

Supply Chain Security Management System - ISO 28000:2007

ISO 28000:2007 is an international standard, developed by International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) in response to the need of world business community to promote security of cargo, transport means and transportation facilities from terrorism threats, smuggling and embezzlement. The main objective of ISO 28000:2007 is to improve transport security and align the requirements for Security Management System (SMS).

Who will benefit from ISO 28000:2007

International standard ISO 28000 is applicable to all organisations, regardless of their size and kind of activity, which are somehow involved in a supply chain and strive to implement an SMS to ensure appropriate level of supply chain (or its part) security. Such organisations can include:

  • Product manufacturers, independently conducting full or partial delivery of products;

  • Importers;

  • Exporters;

  • Customs brokers;

  • Shipping brokers;

  • Transport operators (auto, railway, aero, marine, river);

  • Container terminal operators;

  • Airports, maritime and river port, railway station;

  • Warehouse complexes;

  • Shipping agents;

  • Distributors.

Benefits of Implementing ISO 28000

Implementation and certification of Supply Chain Security Management System allows the Organisation to gain confidence that its supply chain (or part of the supply chain, controlled by the Organisation) operates in safe conditions; and demonstrate evidence of attained security level to all stakeholders, including potential clients of the Organisation.

Benefits obtained by Organisations with management systems compliant with the requirements of ISO 28000:2007 International Standard:

  • Reduction in the number of security incidents, extent of damage, caused by security incidents, embezzlement and smuggling on transport;

  • Efficient monitoring and risk management in respect of security hazards, applicable to the kind of activity of the Organisation;

  • Promotion of the image of a reliable partner and the Organisation’s reputation on the market of provided products/ rendered services;

  • Optimisation of costs for maintenance of appropriate level of supply chain (or its part) security by means of systematic use of the Organisation’s internal resources, allocated for provision of security;

  • Alleviation of obtaining by the Organisation the status of conformity to the requirements of programs on security of national customs organisations (e.g. status of European Approved Economic Operator (AEO) or partnership on the program S-TRAT);

  • Opportunity to develop integrated management system through exceptionally high level of ISO 28000 alignment with ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 standards;

  • More efficient cooperation between the Organisation and stakeholders regarding security and their awareness, including activity in choosing contractor/supplier by the Organisation.