DKSH’s Mapletree Distribution Center in Hong Kong is the first certified distribution facility for pharmaceutical and medical products in China and Hong Kong to successfully achieve the top accreditations in security, showing its commitment to the best-in-class security standards.
Hong Kong, March 14, 2019 – DKSH, the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia, has just announced that its Mapletree Distribution Center in Hong Kong has been awarded the prestigious Transport Asset Protection Association (TAPA)’s Freight Security Requirements (FSR) level “A” certification in January 2019. This independent recognition demonstrates DKSH’s commitment to Supply Chain Security by complying with the TAPA standards to ensure the safety of the transport and storage of medical and pharmaceutical products throughout the supply chain.
The TAPA Certification is internationally recognized and is widely considered one of the most stringent and independent logistics and supply chain security certifications. As a non-profit organization, Tapa unites global manufacturers, logistics providers, law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders with the common aim of reducing cargo losses from supply chains through the development and application of global security. Consisting of three levels, FSR ‘A’ being the highest and ‘C’ the minimum level, the TAPA certification process involves a wide range of auditing by independent TAPA-trained and accredited auditors and focuses on how the goods are securely handled throughout the whole supply chain in the facility.
Tony Lugg TAPA APAC Chairman said “This is an excellent achievement for DKSH as an Industry leader in the pharmaceutical industry. Case studies have shown that manufacturers who implement the TAPA standards are likely to experience less supply chain incidents than their peers. The results also show that where the TAPA standards are deployed, their operational performance also improves”.
Together with the GMP, GDP, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications, DKSH is proud to now also be certified under TAPA, proving its commitment in establishing, implementing and maintaining a comprehensive security management system to protect people, products and clients’ properties.
“ On behalf of the TAPA organization, we congratulate DKSH for attaining this esteemed certificate” Lugg said.
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services provider with a focus on Asia. The Group helps other companies and brands to grow in the Consumer Goods, Healthcare, Performance Materials and Technology sectors. DKSH’s portfolio of services includes sourcing, market insights, marketing and sales, distribution and logistics as well as after-sales services. Publicly listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange, the Group operates in 35 markets with 33,000 specialists, generating net sales of CHF 11.3 billion in 2018. With its strong Swiss heritage and long business tradition since 1865, DKSH is deeply rooted in Asia Pacific.
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DKSH Hong Kong
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About TAPA APAC
Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is a trade association of risk & security professionals and related business partners from high technology and high-value companies who have organized for the purpose of addressing the emerging security threats that are common to the high-value industry supply chain.
TAPA works to align its standards with Government regulations and to strive for mutual recognition. This enables its members to leverage on existing investment into TAPA standards and to prevent over-regulation.
A fundamental TAPA objective is to affect positive change in the supply chain risk management and security practices of freight transportation and insurance communities as a whole. Major freight service providers are moving toward TAPA-recognized security standards for the care and handling of freight and are recognizing the inherent value of doing so. TAPA publishes several standards to secure the supply chain against theft, robbery, hijacking, contamination, substitution theft, pilferage and tampering.