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ASSOCIATION VISION

To be recognised as the authoritative voice of the Australian Aerosol Industry and to maximise the growth, prosperity and international competitiveness of all members.

PURPOSE

To be the single authoritative voice relating to all aspects of aerosol manufacture, filling and use in Australia and to shape the growth and development of the industry in Asia.

In December 2011, armed with results of a Member Survey, the Association’s Executive participated in an externally facilitated strategy session. They identified critical ‘hotspots’ to address to ensure the sustainability of the Australian aerosol industry and its Association. Four key pillars have formed the basis of the resulting Association Strategy - summarised below. This strategy was then updated in late 2014 following a subsequent Member Survey, and targets are updated on an annual basis.

VISION

To be recognised as the authoritative voice of the Australian Aerosol Industry and to maximise the growth, prosperity and international competitiveness of all members.

PURPOSE

To be the single authoritative voice relating to all aspects of aerosol manufacture, filling and use in Australia and to shape the growth and development of the industry in Asia.

Industry / Regulatory

Market Advocacy

Asian Future

Training

Shaping the regulatory environment.

Enhancing the aerosol image.

Driving the aerosol future in Asia.

Providing expert industry training.

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Below is a snapshot of just five important goals, achievements and targets in each of the strategic pillars. For full information, follow the links above.

INDUSTRY / REGULATORY AFFAIRS
Goals:
  • Provide timely and informed advice to members.
  • Promote the benefits of global harmonisation of regulatory requirements to regulators, members, key influencers and other industry associations locally and globally.
  • Ensure the Association is viewed by Government and Regulators as ‘the’ authority on aerosol issues.
  • Build effective alliances and relationships.
  • Monitor the relevance of AS2278 (Aerosol Standard) to current aerosol technology and ensure it remains consistent with Best Practice Principles and relevant industry standards prevailing in our major trading partners.
Key Achievements for 2016/17:
  • Technical/Regulatory Working Group met three times.
  • Made submission to NTC supporting Limited Quantities reform in ADG Code. 
  • Maintained 'Regulatory' section on Association website.
  • Made submission on review of Part IV of Trade Measurement Regulations
  • Kept members informed on new GHS regime in Victoria. 
  • APVMA - lodged formal complaint re unregistered imported fly spray.
  • Met three times with New Zealand EPA personnel in Wellington to discuss HSNO reforms and kept memebrs informed on issue.
Targets 2017/18:
  • Working Group to meet three - four times in year.
  • Lobby for local adoption of more recent GHS texts.
  • Monitor release of New Zealand EPA Notices and keep members informed on same.
  • Explore local adaptation of BAMA member publications.
  • Review and transfer content of Regulatory section to new Association website [late 2017].
  • Monitor revision of EU Aerosol Dispensers Directive and prepare for any consequential changes needed in Aerosol Standard AS2278.
  • Maintain dialogue with key regulatory contacts in accordance with the Association's Stakeholder Engagement Plan.
  • Push for regulatory reform and performance improvements at APVMA. 
MARKET ADVOCACY
Goals:
  • Support and enhance the image of the aerosol.
  • Ensure the Association’s website communicates the aerosol’s advantages and the Association’s role.
  • Respond to media enquiries on aerosol issues.
  • Build relationships with educational institutions, training providers, professional bodies, product specifiers and designers to promote greater understanding about the aerosol and its advantages and potential.
  • Support the member recruitment endeavors of the Association.
Key Achievements for 2016/17:
  • PR/Marketing Working Group met five times in the year. 
  • Produced three issues of Aerosol News in-house. 
  • Solicited proposals for website revamp.
  • 'Safety in the Home' information expanded to cover cockroach 'foggers'. 
  • Prepared Position Paper on Aerosol Sunscreens. 
  • Achieved local and international press for 'aerosol2017' event.
Targets 2017/18:
  • PR/Marketing Working Group to hold five meetings.
  • Develop new Position Papers as required.
  • Consider strategies to address the stalled growth in recycling rates.
  • Review opportunities to expand Association resources for members arising from BAMA Cooperation Agreement.
  • Monitor and respond to issues affecting the industry.
  • Continue to grow Association membership and promote value proposition of membership to a wider audience.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Oversee revamp of Association website.
ASIAN FUTURE
Goals
  • Shape the future of the aerosol format across the region.
  • Drive quality standards and good environmental practice across the region.
  • Advocate for and influence the development of harmonised, regional industry standards.
  • Communicate to members on opportunities and developments in Asia.
  • Promote and encourage the establishment of national aerosol industry associations across the region.
Key Achievements for 2016/17:
  • Chaired meeting of Asian Aerosol Federation in Sydney in March 2017.
  • Re-elected to AAF Presidency for further three-year term.
  • Coordinated input into FEA Standards Harmonisation initiative.
  • Achieved publicity for 2017 AAF Annual Meeting in international aerosol trade press.
Targets 2017/18:
  • Continue to promote the development of aerosol associations in the region.
  • Establish process for effective representation and participation at FEA ILC level.
  • Organise and Chair Annual Meeting of AAF in Bangkok in February 2018.
  • Resolve venue for for 2019 FEA ILC meeting in the region.
  • Continue the harmonisation initiative.
  • Continue to promote the profile and awareness of the AAF.
TRAINING
Goals:
  • Provide accessible and cost-effective training courses in aerosol technology and issues impacting on the industry for Association members and, where appropriate, the wider industry.
Key Achievements for 2016/17:
  • Held Recalls Workshop in September 2016, featuring new format and CBD location.
  • Held one-day 'Introduction to Aerosol Technology' Training Course (plus factory tours) in March 2017.
  • Signed Mutual Cooperation Agreement with BAMA (British Aerosol Manufacturers' Association) in March 2017, opening door to expansion of training offering.
Targets 2017/18:
  • Review and revamp structure of 'Introduction to Aerosol Technology' Training Course.
  • Examine use of webinars.
  • Enhance links with AIP and ASCC, including opportunities to co-promote events.
  • Examine opportunities to expand training offering in the region (in concert with AAF).

The Association is incorporated under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act 2009 and governed by an elected Executive Committee which includes representation from all sectors of the industry. This Executive, along with its Working Groups and a full-time Executive Director is responsible for the execution of this strategy.