RPMASA MEMBERSHIP

Why the name Responsible Packaging Association?

Packaging is defined, in the UN Transport of Dangerous Goods Model Regulations, as a type of containment which is designed to contain a chemical or chemical product. The material of construction must be compatible with the contents to be packed and it must comply with global and local regulations for test, certification and markings.

Safe, compliant packaging is essential to get products to the customer, and is regulated for ALL goods classified as dangerous or hazardous, whether small retail packs to drums, bags, large tanks, tankers and shipping containers. ALL are regulated and have to be tested, certified and inspected at intervals for continuing compliance.

The Association provides members with Information, specialist knowledge, Training, Audit and Consultancy opportunities, as well as new services to aid compliance in the supply chain for chemical classification, packaging and labelling, handling, storage and transport, and Risk Assessments. RPMASA participates in various government fora for new legislation and regulations at National and Global level, as well as International and National Standards – which Members are encouraged to participate.

RPMASA Members enjoy:

  • Reduced rates for all our Training, workshops and events
  • Great opportunities to promote their business through
  • Sponsorship, branding and display for events
  • Co-branding of Posters
  • Providing information and articles to Snippets and newsletters
  • Website – Platinum and Patron members have direct link to their website

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES

PATRON MEMBER
R1500 Application Fee & R42 000 Annual Fee
A special category of members who actively support and promote our Principles and policies. This applies to organisations with up to 3 operational sites and/or business units. Benefits include Member benefits +
Business logo on the RPMASA website with a direct link to Patron web
Free 1-day Baseline Compliance – gap Audit / Site visit
Display space at any RPMASA workshop
Opportunity to sponsor and speak at RPMASA events
Opportunity to sponsor and co-brand posters and awareness materials
Opportunity to market projects in conjunction with RPMASA
Use of RPMASA logo on all their stationery
Member
R1500 Application Fee & R25 000 Annual Fee
Applies to organisations with a single site or business unit Benefits include -
Use of the RPMASA logo
Informative Snippets and Newsflash
Reduced rates for training and workshops
Baseline Gap Audit and training opportunities
Opportunity for purchase of RPMASA partners services at favourable rates, e.g. Discounted rates for REACH Delivery for OHS Act Safety Data Sheet compliance
SUPPLIER / SERVICE PROVIDER
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Member rates except for SMME’s:
Organisations who provide goods (e.g. seals and closures) and services to the packaging and container industry. This includes transport and waste disposal companies.
BLENDERS AND RE-PACKERS
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Member rates except for SMME’s:
Companies that formulate, mix and dispense e.g. cleaning materials, paints, packers etc. Often small non-technical organisations who do not have their own SHEQ resources so need information and advice.
SMMES
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Enjoy reduced rates for basic Member benefits.

PLATINUM MEMBERS

The Cobalt Institute represents the voice of the global cobalt industry on sustainability, responsible use and health, safety and environmental issues. Cobalt is mined in Africa from where it is shipped around the world. It is an essential element for various Hi Tech and medical applications and is refined and processed into different forms to address these applications.

PATRON MEMBERS

AEL Mining Services is one of the world’s leading suppliers of explosives and initiating systems, they lead the way with blasting Technology in the global mining sector. AEL through RPMASA participate in the UN Committee of Experts Explosive Group to give input to responsible global regulations for explosives.

Chep SA is part of the Global Brambles Group. It supplies sustainable, pallet and pooling solutions to a wide cross section of Industry Sectors from Automotive to Consumer Goods, chemicals to fresh produce. It also supplies bins, boxes and containers.

LC Packaging is the leading manufacturer of FIBC’s Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers for the Agricultural and Chemical Sectors, and various other types of agricultural packaging with headquarters in Belgium and manufacturing sites in Europe, India and South Africa.

Buckman – was founded by Dr. Stanley J. Buckman, a biochemist from Memphis, Tennessee, in 1945, as Buckman Laboratories to mitigate microbial problems in the pulp and paper industry. Over the many years, Buckman expanded its business to many parts of the world including South Africa.

OTHER MEMBER CATEGORIES

CONSULTANT MEMBER
R750 Application Fee & R1850 Annual Fee
Individuals and organisations who provide audit, training or other consulting services to members and related Industry.
CONSULTING COMPANY SME
R1250 Application Fee & R12 500 Annual Fee
Larger Consulting companies at Member or Patron Member rates related to size.
GOVERNMENT
Fee on request
Application Fee & Annual Membership
INTERESTED PARTIES
R125 Application Fee & R1250 Annual Fee
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION
Fee on request

GUIDELINES FOR USE OF THE RPMASA LOGO

GUIDELINES FOR USE AND PROTECTION OF THE RPMASA LOGO AND PHRASE “RESPONSIBLE PACKAGING MANAGEMENT” – RPM

Members of the Association are encouraged to use the logo to promote the Association and their commitment to Responsible Packaging Management – RPM. The following rules should be observed to protect the integrity of the association, the RPMASA logo and the name “Responsible Packaging Management”.

  • Use of the logo and phrase Responsible Packaging Management (RPM) is restricted to members of RPMASA in Southern Africa.
  • Permission to use the logo and wording will be given to members once they have signed the commitment to the RPMASA Guiding Principles and returned a signed copy together with their completed Members questionnaire to the national office for their file –NB site visits may be arranged to small business.
  • Permission will only be granted to Reconditioner/ Reprocessor or Recycler members who have submitted their documents to the National Office and been audited.
  • The logo, name and phrase RPM can be used on company literature, letterheads, business cards, etc. They can also be used to identify the organisation (as a fully paid up member), but NOT the product or service.
  • The logo shall NOT be used on packaging, drums, containers or transport which could give the false impression of endorsing the product or service.
  • The logo may NOT be used by members’ business associates, franchises, agents or commercial partners who are not members in their own right.