Following the events of September 11, 2001, governments and customs organisations around the world have implemented new supply chain security standards.

The enhanced supply chain security standards and criteria, including C-TPAT, PIP and AEO, have been embraced and implemented by the global trade community. They aim to secure trade, protect against terrorist acts, and to combat illegal trafficking. As part of enforcing and adhering to the international supply chain security standards, companies must assess their supply chain to identify, mitigate and eliminate potential security risks.

Intertek’s Global Security Verification (GSV) programme employs a cutting-edge methodology for promoting best practices throughout the global trade industry, enabling importers and suppliers to mitigate risks associated with the cross-border transport of goods, while simultaneously expediting their arrival at destination markets. Best practices are achieved through the effective utilisation of resources, structured processes and innovation.

GSV integrates multiple global supply chain security initiatives, including C-TPAT, PIP and AEO. Our mission is to partner with international suppliers and importers to drive the development of a global security verification process, resulting in increased safety assurance, risk control, efficiency and cost savings for all participants.

Benefits of GSV for your organisation

  • Enables importers and suppliers to leverage efforts through a common industry platform and collaboration
  • Delivers effective data gathering, analysis and reporting capabilities that allow for risk mitigation and more informed decision making for all supply chain partners
  • Reduces audit fatigue by enabling suppliers to share their verification reports with various importers, allowing them to prioritise resources towards learning and continuous improvement versus repeat auditing
  • Employs a consistent scoring methodology across all players that is combined with the use of automated auditor tools to provide increased audit efficiency, consistency and better reporting capabilities

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