New suite of ISO supply chain management standards to reduce risks of terrorism, piracy and fraud

The ISO 28000 series of standards on supply chain security management systems, which have just been upgraded from their status of Publicly Available Specifications to that of fully fledged International Standards, are available to help reduce risks to people and cargo within the supply chain.

The standards address potential security issues at all stages of the supply process, thus targeting threats such as terrorism, fraud and piracy.

ISO Secretary-General, Alan Bryden, commented: “Threats in the international market-place know no borders. The ISO 28000 series provides a global solution to this global problem. With an internationally recognized security management system, stakeholders in the supply chain can ensure the safety of cargo and people, while facilitating international trade, thus contributing to the welfare of society as a whole.”

The series includes provisions to:

establish, implement, maintain and improve a security management system;

assure conformity with security management policy;

demonstrate such conformity;

seek certification/registration of conformity by an accredited third party organization; or

make a self-determination and self-declaration of conformity.