Criminal activities in the supply chain can have a devastating impact on businesses, consumers, and communities. Drug trafficking can lead to addiction, crime, and violence. Terrorism can cause widespread loss of life and property. Human smuggling can exploit and abuse vulnerable people. And illegal contraband can pose a serious threat to public health and safety.
We believe that everyone has a role to play in protecting the supply chain. That is why we have implemented a comprehensive security program that aligns with the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) program. Our program includes the following measures:
- Risk assessment: We conduct risk assessments of our suppliers, customers, and transportation routes to identify potential vulnerabilities.
- Security procedures: We have implemented security procedures at our facilities and throughout our transportation network to protect our cargo and prevent unauthorized access.
- Employee training: We train our employees on security procedures and how to identify and report suspicious activity.
- Continuous improvement: We continually review and improve our security program to ensure that it remains effective.
We are also committed to working with our customers and suppliers to strengthen the security of the global supply chain. We encourage our customers and suppliers to implement their own security programs and to share information about potential threats.
Protecting the supply chain from criminal activities is essential to our shared prosperity and security. We urge everyone to join us in this important effort.
In addition to the above, we would like to highlight the following specific reasons why protecting the supply chain from criminal activities is so important:
- To protect our customers and consumers: Criminal activities in the supply chain can pose a direct threat to the health and safety of our customers and consumers. For example, counterfeit drugs or food can cause serious illness or even death.
- To protect our employees and communities: Criminal activities can also have a negative impact on our employees and the communities where we operate. For example, drug trafficking can lead to crime and violence, while human smuggling can exploit and abuse vulnerable people.
- To protect our reputation: As a business, we rely on our reputation for trustworthiness and reliability. Criminal activity in our supply chain can damage our reputation and make it difficult to attract and retain customers.
- To protect the global economy: The global supply chain is interconnected and complex. Criminal activity in one part of the supply chain can have a ripple effect throughout the rest of the economy. For example, drug trafficking can lead to money laundering and corruption, while human smuggling can distort labor markets and undermine economic growth.
We believe that everyone has a role to play in protecting the supply chain from criminal activities. By working together, we can create a more secure and resilient supply chain for everyone.