The Embraport Terminal at Brazil’s Port of Santos has received recommendations for the renewal of its Supply Chain Security and Quality Management System certifications.
Embraport is the only Brazilian terminal to have received a Supply Chain Security certification, or ISO 28000, since October 2014, and its renewal confirms that the port complies with an appropriate security system for all supply chain processes.
The recertification process was concluded following a two-week audit conducted by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance (LRQA), an international certification body.
Celise Zilli, head of Embraport’s quality team, said: “We have a well-structured management process, and a very positive aspect of receiving 28000 is that it was an essential criteria for some of the company’s other certifications, such as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO).”
The ISO 28000 was created to certify ports which take appropriate precautions to prevent the degradation of cargo transported by third parties, with a particular focus on foiling terror and biological attacks, as well as drug trafficking.
In 2018 Embraport aims to obtain LRQA certifications for Environmental Management and Occupational Health and Safety.
Marcel Britol of Lloyd’s said: “Embraport’s professionals aren’t afraid of audits, but rather take advantage of them to further improve their processes.
“The standards are naturally incorporated into its culture and become part of people’s day-to-day routine.”