Security audits (SA)
Starts from $588 USD per man day

Security Audits

What is a Security Audit?

Bureau Veritas’ Security Audit / Security Assessment Services include the latest C-TPAT MSC criteria and requirements, and can assist importers, retailers and manufacturers in completing these required audits. Also, we could provide training to help know details on the latest C-TPAT MSC criteria and actions needed.

What is the C-TPAT?

The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is a voluntary business initiative led by the United States Customs & Border Protection (CBP). Through this initiative, CBP is asking businesses to ensure the integrity of their security practices and communicate their security guidelines to their business partners within the supply chain. This initiative recognizes that the highest level of security can be achieved through close cooperation of between CBP and the ultimate owners of the supply chain: importers, carriers, brokers, warehouse operators and manufacturers.

Our security audit is based on leading global brands/retailers’ existing programs and the United States Customs and Border Protection’s (US-CBP) Supply Chain Security Best Practices Catalog, which includes the requirements from the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) of US-CBP.

Product Categories

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Product Categories

  • Softlines

    Customers’ expectations are high in the softlines industry. Any quality issue, price discrepancy, or late delivery directly affects your business finances and reputation. Accelerated fashion seasons in the apparel and home textile industry create an urgency to quickly produce quality products that are compliant. With softlines, textile, footwear and accessories companies expanding into new global markets, they face an increasingly complex environment that challenges the turn-around of goods.

    We help you manage risk and achieve your goals of quality products being shipped in a timely manner. By combining quality assurance and quality control services at all stages of the product life cycle, Bureau Veritas can help protect your reputation and brand.

    Our inspectors and auditors have experience within the apparel, footwear and accessories marketplace allowing us to offer inspection and audit services worldwide for all kinds of softline products.

      • ACCESSORIES
      • From supplier qualification through to final shipment; our specialists help you avoid supply chain disruptions allowing you to ship quality products on time.

      • Belts
      • Handbags
      • Laptop bags
      • Purses
      • FABRIC & HOME FURNISHINGS
      • At every stage of your supply chain we verify your product meets time to market demands, and satisfies consumer expectations.

      • Curtains
      • Cushions
      • Fabric
      • Linen
      • FOOTWEAR
      • Our product specialists partner you to make the right supplier choice and verify the quality and safety of your footwear before shipment.

      • Leather Shoes
      • Men, Women, Children and babies shoes
      • Synthetic shoes
      • Textiles shoes
      • GARMENTS
      • At every stage of your supply chain we verify your electrical goods meet time to market demands, and satisfy consumer expectations.

      • Activewear
      • Fashion wear
      • Jeans
      • Linen
      • Shirts
      • Sleepwear
      • Soft furnishings(cushions, curtains, and etc.)
      • Underwear
      • Jackets
      • Power Tools
      • Small Domestic Appliances
      • SMART WEAR
      • In today’s connected world, more and more softline product are integrating technology. As a global leader in both softlines and wireless, our BV Best Practice...

      • Connected Footwear
      • Intelligent Textiles
  • HARDLINES

    Since hardlines encompasses an extensive array of products, ranging from furniture, jewelry, office and household goods, to candles and more - they often require a focused inspection and audit approach. Our BV Best Practice specifications have done the hard work for you. We have identified the necessary requirements for multiple global markets helping you with improved product quality, better branding and a reduction in customer complaints and returns due to poor quality.

      • INDOOR
      • At every stage of your supply chain we verify your product meets time to market demands, and satisfies consumer expectations.

      • Candles
      • Cookware
      • Craft & Decoration
      • Kitchenware
      • OFFICE
      • Our product specialists partner you to make the right supplier choice and verify the quality and safety of your furniture before shipment.

      • Cabinets
      • Chairs & Tables
      • Shelving
      • Stationery & Supplies
      • OUTDOOR
      • From supplier qualification through to final shipment; our specialists help you avoid supply chain disruptions allowing you to ship quality products on time.

      • Building Products
      • Camping Products
      • Patio Furniture
      • Tools
      • PERSONAL
      • Our quality management approach verifies that your personal goods meet best in class inspection requirements and satisfy the demands of your customers.

      • Luggage
      • Pet Care
      • Sporting Goods
      • Watches
  • TOYS

    Our quality assurance services for toy and juvenile products include both specialized services to meet specific needs and testing services to help assess if your product meets required governmental regulations and industry standards.

      • CLASSICAL
      • At every stage of your supply chain we verify your toys meet time to market demands, and satisfy consumer expectations.

      • Arts & Crafts
      • Balls
      • Construction Toys
      • Musical Toys
      • Fancy Dress
      • Kids Jewelry
      • Kids Kitchenware
      • Kids Make-up products
      • Metal Toys
      • Plastic Toys
      • Plush Toys
      • Science Sets
      • Seasonal Novelties
      • ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS
      • Our product specialists partner you to make the right supplier choice and verify the quality and safety of your electrical toy before shipment..

      • JUVENILE PRODUCTS
      • From supplier qualification through to final shipment; our specialists help you avoid supply chain disruptions allowing you to ship quality products on time.

      • Baby Furnishings
      • Bedding
      • Safety/Security
      • Transportation
      • WIRELESS CONNECTED
      • Our quality management approach verifies that your connected toys meet best in class inspection requirements and satisfy the demands of your customers.

      • Drones
      • Internet Connected
      • Quadcopters
      • Robots
  • ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS

    The electrical and electronics industries face a number of challenges preparing their products for the marketplace. Identifying and conforming to global requirements in a changing regulatory environment, optimizing product development, assessing suppliers and auditing their factories, and monitoring quality throughout the supply chain. Added to these are rising concerns that it is the producer’s responsibility to see a product through to the end of its useful life. Bureau Veritas has the comprehensive capabilities to partner with you in solving these issues.

      • CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
      • Our product specialists partner you to make the right supplier choice and verify the quality and safety of your consumer electronics shipment.

      • Audio/Video
      • IT Equipment
      • Telecommunications
      • Battery Operated Electronic Items
      • CONSUMER GOODS
      • At every stage of your supply chain we verify your electrical goods meet time to market demands, and satisfy consumer expectations.

      • Large Domestic Appliances
      • Lighting Chains
      • Power Tools
      • Small Domestic Appliances
      • Generator Driven Appliances
      • SMART HOME
      • Our quality management approach verifies that your personal goods meet best in class inspection requirements and satisfy the demands of your customers.

      • Entertainment
      • Heating
      • Lighting
      • Security
      • Video Consoles
      • TELECOMMUNICATIONS
      • Our product specialists partner you to make the right supplier choice and verify the quality and safety of your telecommunications products before shipment.

      • Feature Phones
      • Routers
      • Smart Phones
      • Tablets

InSpec By Bureau Veritas

Our Approach & Expertise

As a world leader in third-party inspection service, our inspection team all undergo rigorous technical qualification and integrity training before performing any type of inspection

INSPEC BY BV is an online booking platform to improve your product quality and reduce returns with systematic inspection and audits. You will experience a fast, easy-to-use booking flow for your product inspection services, and you can book one of our next available product specialists to be at your factory for service as quickly as the next day.

  • Quality Inspection and Audit Services with Fast & Easy Online Booking
  • Online Dashboard to Monitor Your Draft Bookings & Reports
  • Performed by Bureau Veritas Team & Available Globally

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Why Bureau Veritas?

Bureau Veritas is a world leader in laboratory testing, inspection and certification services. Created in 1828, the Group has more than 80,000 employees located in more than 1,600 offices and laboratories around the globe. Bureau Veritas helps its clients improve their performance by offering services and innovative solutions in order to ensure that their assets, products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility.

The benefits of working with Bureau Veritas:

Experience & Efficiency

We actively provide factory assessments to major US-based and global retailers. Based on our experience, we offer you a "standard practice" approach that leverages the knowledge of our team of experts.

Global Resources

With locations around the world, we can assess the factories of your vendors where needed.

Technical Knowledge & Leadership

Our auditors receive specialized training and use detailed protocols and operations to deliver a first-rate service. All findings positive and negative are supported by documented objective evidence.

Personalized Service

We provide an electronic checklist that can be customized to your requirements.

Code of Conduct Query - We provide independent, impartial and objective services. Should you have any questions or concerns, please email us

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Our approach and security audit expertise

When we assess the security practices of your vendors and suppliers, we bring with us in-depth knowledge based on our experience in the field. This has allowed us to develop industry best practices to effectively support you in establishing and maintaining your C-TPAT assessment program. Our auditors are trained to audit all aspects of the security C-TPAT program, including:

Personal Security

Review of the policies for personnel screening, security, and termination procedures. 
Physical Security: Assessment of the facility for adequate security features such as fences, gates, lights, cargo, alarms, locks, etc. 

Physical Access Control

Appropriate controls in place such as swipe cards, photo identification, key control, etc. 
Procedural Security: Identify if security procedures are documented for control of the incoming and outgoing products, traceability of products, internal audit of security systems, etc. 

Information Technology
Security

Identify if security procedures are documented for control of the incoming and outgoing products, traceability of products, internal audit of security systems, etc. 

Security Training &
Threat Awareness

Identify if security procedures are documented for control of the incoming and outgoing products, traceability of products, internal audit of security systems, etc. 

Container Security

Confirm that there are written security procedures for inspecting, loading and unloading containers, ensuring records are secure and accurate, locks and seals are utilized, etc.