To be recognised as the authoritative voice of the Australian Aerosol Industry and to maximise the growth, prosperity and international competitiveness of all members.
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.
VISIONTo be recognised as the authoritative voice of the Australian Aerosol Industry and to maximise the growth, prosperity and international competitiveness of all members.
PURPOSETo 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
Shaping the regulatory environment.
Enhancing the aerosol image.
Driving the aerosol future in Asia.
Providing expert industry training.
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
- 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.
- Technical/Regulatory Working Group met four times.
- Made submission to NTC supporting Limited Quantities reform.
- Launched 'Regulatory' section on website.
- Made submission on review of weight marking requirements.
- Provided input into review of Commonwealth Ozone and SGG legislation.
- Drew CAP attention to errors in text of ADG 7.4.
- Met with New Zealand EPA personnel in Wellington to discuss HSNO reforms and made formal submission on proposed EPA Notice on Disposal.
- Working Group to meet four times in year.
- Monitor GHS implementation issues and make appropriate representations.
- Continue to push for local adoption of UN position on Limited Quantities.
- Maintain up-to-date content on Regulatory section on Association website.
- Monitor revision of EU Aerosol Dispensers Directive and prepare for any consequential changes needed in Aerosol Standard AS2278.
- Maintain dialogue with key regulatory contacts.
- 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.
- PR/Marketing Working Group met five times in the year.
- Produced three issues of Aerosol News [Brought production in-house].
- Strong month-on-month growth in website visits.
- 'Safety in the Home' information on Association website quoted by Sydney Morning Herald.
- Website mantenance brought in-house to reduce costs.
- Undertook Member Capability Survey to better respond to trade enquiries.
- PR/Marketing Working Group to hold five meetings.
- Develop new position papers, as needed.
- Consider and develop strategy to address stalled growth in recycling rates.
- Execute new Stakeholder Action Plan.
- Continue to grow Association membership and promote value proposition of membership to a wider audience.
- Refresh 'look' of Aerosol News.
- 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.
- Chaired meeting of Asian Aerosol Federation in Ningbo in November 2015.
- Presented paper to FEA (European Aerosol Federation) International Liaison Committee in December 2015 [successfully] pushing for rotation of ILC venues.
- Presented to industry meetings in Indonesia and South Korea to raise awareness of AAF and encourage establishment of national associations in both countries.
- Resolved AAF position on Associate Membership and recovery of extraordinary costs by secretariat.
- Contine to promote and foster the development of aerosol associations in the region.
- Manage effective rotation and handover of AAF Presidency.
- Organise and Chair 2017 Annual Meeting of AAF in Sydney in March 2017.
- Continue the harmonisation initiative.
- Continue to promote the profile and awareness of the AAF.
- 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.
- Hold one-day Technology Foundation Course in March 2017 as part of 'aerosol2017'.
- Examine possible Laboratory Techniques and Safety Workshop for late 2017.
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.