Welcome to Safeguarding Supply 

Supply chain resilience guidance developed with your business in mind.


The pandemic, as well as changes in the global economy, geopolitical environment and climate have recently increased the frequency and magnitude of both demand and supply shocks to industry globally. 


Industries, sectors and businesses need a strong understanding of their exposure, vulnerabilities and potential risks to their supply chains to build robust resilience strategies into their working practices. 


The Department for International Trade has collaborated with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) and the Chartered Institute for Procurement and Supply (CIPS) to produce some guiding principles that will help you to strengthen and build resilience into your supply chains. 



This video takes you through the importance of supply chains and how you can identify and tackle risks and vulnerabilities to minimise potential disruption to your business.  


Further detailed information on how to build resilience in your supply chains here.

About Us 

The Department for International Trade secures UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) is the UK Government’s national technical authority for personnel and physical security. CPNI’s role is to reduce the vulnerability of UK critical infrastructure and business to a variety of threats such as terrorism, espionage and sabotage. www.cpni.gov.uk

The Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) is the leading international body representing purchasing and supply management professionals and has over 70,000 members in 150 countries. It is the worldwide centre of excellence on purchasing and supply management issues. www.cips.org


Contact one of your local trade offices to seek advice on building your business here.

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