RPMASA is an industry association focused on the life cycle and supply chain of dangerous goods and hazardous materials in the industrial & retail sectors. Our purpose is to:
The task is large and we are at the beginning of a continuing journey of providing a service to members. There is currently a void which needs to be addressed in providing a service to help our industry in Southern Africa raise its standards in line with global trends. The support and good wishes of the international bodies will be invaluable in guiding us through.
However, we need to ensure that all we do is also appropriate to the environment in which we operate here in Southern Africa. To make this work we need the involvement and support of all facets of the container industry to help set appropriate standards and policies.
We extend the invitation for membership to members of the industry, to be a founder member and help shape the direction of the Association so that we are recognised as the voice of the industry for responsible Packaging Management
Internationally Responsible Packaging Management - RPM has been operational for 60 years with the founding of the ADR (American Drum Reconditioners) in 1942 - now RIPA (Reusable Industrial Packaging Association). The international co-ordinating body, ICCR (International Confederation of Container Reconditioners), co-ordinates international industry activities and participates in international regulatory and standards forums, such as the United Nations Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods, and the International Standards Organisation.