(standards) A series of standards related to supply chain security management systems established by the ISO (International Standards Organization). These standards, which have just been upgraded from Publicly Available Specifications to that of ful fledged International Standards, will help to 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.
The ISO 28000 series of International Standards specifies the requirements for a security management system to ensure safety in the supply chain. Its standards can be applied by organizations of all sizes involved in manufacturing, service, storage or transportation by air, rail, road and sea at any stage of the production or supply process. 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.
Contact: International Standards Organization; 1, ch. de la Voie-Creuse, PO Box 56; CH-1211 Geneva 20, Switzerland; Tel:  (22) 749-0111; Fax:  (22) 733-3430; Web: www.iso.ch. In the United States contact: International Organization for Standards; The American National Standards Institute; 1819 L Street, NW, 6th floor; Washington, DC 20036; Tel:  (202) 293-8020; Web: www.ansi.org.