Facility Security Requirements (FSR)
The TAPA Facility Security Requirements (FSR) 2020 Standard specifies the minimum acceptable standards for secure warehousing, or in-transit storage, within a supply chain. It outlines the processes and methods to be used in attaining and maintaining the TAPA certification for their facilities and transit operations. It is a common global Standard that can be used in business/security agreements between Buyers and Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) and/or other Applicants seeking Certification.
TAPA recognizes the multiple differences in how storage services are provided globally, regionally, and even within companies, and that the FSR may apply to all or part of the services provided by a LSP/Applicant. Depending on the complexity and size of the supply chain, compliance with TAPA Standards may be achieved through a single LSP/Applicant or multiple LSPs/Applicants and qualified subcontractors.
It is the intention of TAPA members to select Suppliers which meet or exceed TAPA certification requirements. Successful implementation of the FSR is dependent upon Suppliers, TAPA Certified Auditors and Buyer working in concert to accurately interpret, adopt and audit against these requirements.
TAPA FSR 2020 English Version
TAPA FSR 2020 Chinese Version 中文版
TAPA FSR 2020 Certification Framework Document
Sample FSR 2020 Audit Template
FSR Level C Self-Certification Online Audit Tool User Guide
FSR Waiver Form
Shadow Audit Process
Standards Master Glossary
Standards Master Glossary 中文版
TAPA FSR 2017 English Version
TAPA FSR 2017 Chinese Version 中文版
TAPA FSR 2017 Thai Version รุ่นประเทศไทย
FSR 2017 Audit Form
SELF-CERTIFICATION PROGRAMME (FSR LEVEL C)
For TAPA members self-certifying FSR Level C or conducting FSR Level C annual interim self-audit only.
The TAPA Self-Certification Programme was commenced on the 1st March 2015 and is currently free for members.
In partnership with BSI, the TAPA Self-Certification Programme runs on an online audit tool, which has eliminated the previous manual processes involved in the certification submission process, making it quicker for TAPA trained in-house auditors completing the TAPA Facility Security Requirements (FSR) level C self-certification.
Members who plan to apply and complete the TAPA Self-Certification Programme for FSR Level C, please follow the steps below.
Please note that from 1st July 2020, TAPA 2017 Standards are non-certifiable. Any audit submission after 1st July 2020 for new certifications and re-certifications will need to be under TAPA 2020 Standards.
In exceptional circumstances, the TAPA CA may be confronted with a waiver request for a specific security requirement in part or whole on behalf of the Supplier. TAPA reviews and approves/denies all waiver requests. It is the TAPA CA’s responsibility to decide whether the request is valid, and that substantial mitigating reason(s) exist that led to the waiver application. Request for waivers is more likely to be approved by TAPA if alternative security controls are introduced to mitigate the security exposure.
Waivers are valid for up to a maximum of 3 year. The original requirement must be completed on the expiration date of the waiver or requested and approved again.
Shadow Audits are defined as inspections conducted by TAPA Asia on sites certified by External Audit Companies under the TAPA Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.). They are conducted for the purpose of ensuring correct and consistent application of TAPA Freight Security Requirements (FSR) conducted by External Auditors in Asia Pacific. Shadow Audits are also designed to evaluate the quality of audits conducted by external auditors representing TAPA-Appointed External Audit Companies.
TAPA APAC shall inform the relevant External Audit Companies of any non-conformances or irregularities found during a Shadow Audit and shall require them to initiate action to resolve those non-conformances or irregularities. Such resolution shall be strictly between the external audit companies and the Facility concerned. Failure by the external audit companies to resolve non-conformances or irregularities within a prescribed period determined by TAPA APAC, may result in the cancellation of the certification status of the affected site. TAPA APAC, at its sole discretion, may also take appropriate action against the external audit company concerned.