UL’s CTPAT audit customers include retailers, discounters, wholesalers, as well as vendors and agents, with representation from both Tier 2 and Tier 3 CTPAT members.
UL has CTPAT audit experience in a variety of industries including:
- Food and beverages
Tier types and their meanings
- Tier 1 — Companies that have passed the initial CTPAT application phase and have had their security profile approved
- Tier 2 — Companies that have met CTPAT minimum security criteria and have successfully completed a validation by U.S. Customs
- Tier 3 — Companies that exceed the minimum-security criteria, have successfully completed a validation by U.S. Customs, and operate using a pre-defined series of best practices that have overlapping, interlocking layers of defense that are actively monitored by the management personnel.
CTPAT audits assessment areas
Physical areas covered under the scope of the UL CTPAT audits include:
- Production areas
- Storage areas
- Living and eating areas for non-management employees, if included within one perimeter that also houses production and/or storage of goods
CTPAT audits assessment reporting
Assessment reporting documents are provided as part of UL’s CTPAT audits.
Audit reports, which are typically issued within five days of the assessment, include findings identified during the assessment and photo evidence from the assessment.