ISO 28000 was first launched in 2007 and was the first international standard addressing supply chain security risk.
The standard's purpose is to provide a best practice framework to reduce risks for people and cargo within the supply chain. It addresses potential security issues at all stages of the supply process, specifically within the logistics area, targeting threats such as terrorism, fraud and piracy. It is also focusing on mitigating effects of security incidents.
The structure of ISO 28000 is similar to the one for ISO 14001, and also has common elements with other major management system standards, like ISO 9001. This is an advantage for organisations looking for integration of the security aspects into their existing management system.
ISO 28000 focuses on actively managing and reducing risks. Aspects critical to security in the supply chain may include financing, manufacturing, information management and transportation, in-transit storage and warehousing of goods.
The standard is applicable to organisations of all sizes in manufacturing, service, storage or transportation at any stage of the production or supply chain.
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