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ISO 28000 certification

Supply chain security management systems

What is ISO 28000 and how can it help your business?

ISO 28000 is a best practice standard for supply chain security management system. In today’s economy, supply chains stretch across the globe, connecting a wide range of factories, raw material producers, storage locations and transport/logistics partners. This provides many benefits, but also introduces hard-to-control risks – from fires to natural disasters to cyberattacks or even terrorism – all of which could damage goods and create serious delays to the delivery of goods to end customers.

ISO 28000 is a series of international standards which helps organisations with global supply chains to understand their level of risk and gives them a framework to act on any weak points. It also helps businesses of any size, and at any point in a supply chain, to develop reliable disaster management strategies in case unforeseen problems arise.

Why is ISO 28000 certification helpful for global businesses?

If your business plays a role in global supply chains, becoming ISO 28000 certified provides multiple benefits. Wherever your sit in the supply chain, your business depends on others – and others depend on you. Any delays or issues can have serious knock-on consequences, so ISO 28000 certification can help minimise the risk of that happening.

Becoming ISO 28000 certified gives you multiple benefits:

  • Minimise serious risks and damage -ISO 28000 audits help identify risks to your people, property and cargo, meaning you can take remedial action to enhance safety
  • Provide customers with the best service - Develop a reputation for delivering on time. ISO 28000 certification shows you have optimised your processes in order to minimise delays and security risks. This is an effective marketing tool
  • Remain operational even during crises - Emergencies happen. ISO 28000 assessments help you to develop business continuity plans for when they do – meaning you remain profitable even under challenging circumstances
  • TÜV SÜD provides trusted ISO 28000 audits - TÜV SÜD provides your organisation with comprehensive, objective and rigorous supply chain audits. We are a trusted partner to businesses of all sizes around the globe who value our expertise when it comes to assessing their upstream and downstream risks.

TÜV SÜD’s auditors hold the necessary national and international accreditations for management system auditing exercises. This means that your ISO 28000 certification process is conducted with the highest degree of professionalism and conformance to international guidelines and standards. In addition, our auditors are required to follow a strict code of conduct through Auditor Codex, which assures both you and your customers of our complete independence and impartiality.

Once you are ISO 28000 certified, your organisation can display the TÜV SÜD mark – which is widely recognised and respected as a trusted symbol of quality, safety and sustainability. Our certificates represent third-party endorsement by a globally renowned organisation and can be an effective differentiator for marketing purposes.

TÜV SÜD’s efficient process for becoming IS0 28000 certified

We support you to become ISO 28000 certified with our efficient and streamlined certification process. Our independent auditing team work closely with you to understand your business, your suppliers, customers and context. We then work with businesses of all sizes to rapidly conduct the audit:


  • Become familiar with ISO 28000 objectives
  • Identify gaps against relevant requirements
  • Outline and implement necessary measures
  • Document effectiveness and compliance


  • Stage 1 audit: Readiness review
  • Stage 2 audit: On-site visits
  • Your organisation identifies and implements measures to correct the root cause of any nonconformances identified by the audit
  • Issuance of ISO 28000 certificate
  • Annual surveillance audit to maintain certificate


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