C-TPAT CERTIFIED – MAY, 2003:
In January, 2003, JM RODGERS signed an agreement to voluntarily participate in the Customs–Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT). By executing this document with the United States Customs Service, we agreed to implement, consistent with recommendations and guidelines, a verifiable, documented program to enhance security procedures and increase security awareness throughout our operation. To show our commitment, we submitted with this agreement a Supply Chain Security Profile. In May, of the same year, after a review of our security profile, we were welcomed a certified member of the C-TPAT program.
VALIDATED – APRIL, 2006:
In accordance with our agreement to participate in a continually evolving security process, JMR, further developed its self-policing security program. In December, 2005, JMR officials met with representatives of the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for a scheduled assessment of our security program, also known as a validation meeting. In April, 2006, we received a written report of our validation meeting. It was extremely gratifying to us to receive acknowledgement and approval from CBP, for our dedication and commitment and ultimately the validation of our verifiable program. We feel assured that this partnership with CBP will continue to produce positive results that will make our country safer.
JMR C-TPAT COMMITTEE CREATED – JUNE, 2006:
The next step in our evolving security program is to create a hands-on, working committee that will undertake the mission to review all C-TPAT and related industry initiatives and communiqués; to research, review the practicality and effectiveness of security initiatives; to develop a corporate posture and official responses; monitor and insist on total compliance from our trading partners; to target partners in high risk environments for annual visits; to develop an effective outreach program to promote C-TPAT principals to our clients and to provide guidance for the sourcing of qualified service providers; to devise and implement effective security access controls; to document and update our security profile on all enhancements to firewall protection; to develop and write corporate policy to ensure rank and file involvement and compliance through training; to establish the means to monitor and review the effectiveness of all policies and revise when warranted; to keep J. M. Rodgers Co. on the cutting edge as a leader in our industry for national security.