Valeport Limited recognises the risks and concerns associated with the supply of Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items (CFSI) which may consequently be built into our products. We understand the requirement of our customers to ensure that their suppliers have processes in place to prevent this from occurring.
Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items are those whose age, composition, configuration, certification or any other characteristic are different to those of authentic goods, however are still represented as original. The following list describes some of the ways that Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items, or suppliers of them, may be identified:
Shorter lead times than other suppliers.
Sudden availability of obsolete or hard to source goods.
Cheaper than expected prices.
Slight differences in packaging or labels.
Valeport Limited have a number of processes in place to mitigate the risk of Counterfeit, Fraudulent and Suspect Items, as stated below:
Clear technical specifications that are defined by the Research and Development team.
The Procurement team are trained in and aware of CFSI.
Where possible, we purchase directly from manufacturers or suppliers who have been evaluated and approved through our Quality System.
Where necessary, incoming parts are accompanied by the appropriate certification.
If any CFSI are identified within Valeport Limited, all parties will be informed immediately and use of the part will be ceased until we are confident that authentic parts have been supplied.