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Vision and Purpose

 

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 reviewed and updated on an annual basis.

Vision

To be recognised as the authorative 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 Affaris
Market Advocacy
Asian Future
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

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 2017/18:

  • Made submission on revisions to ADG Code (published as ver. 7.6). 
  • Revised and expanded 'Aerosol Safety in the Home' section on Association website.
  • Partcipated in workshop on Australia's implementation of Kigali Agreement on HFC phasedown.
  • Participated in NMI Community and Industry Liaision Committee. 
  • Lobbied New Zealand EPA on revised HSNO labelling and disposal requirements.

Targets 2018/19:

  • Lobby for local adoption of more recent GHS texts.
  • Continue to expand content in 'Members' Only' section of new 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.
  • Provide input on Association Training Program for 2018.

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 2017/18:

  • Working Group met five times.
  • Launched new look responsive website. 
  • Produced four issues of Aerosol News
  • Produced member recruitment toolkit.

Targets 2018/19:

  • Continue to monitor and respond to issues affecting the industry.
  • Implement targetted Association membership drive.
  • Develop and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders.

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 2017/18:

  • Chaired meeting of Asian Aerosol Federation in Bangkok in February 2018.
  • Coordinated input into FEA Standards Harmonisation initiative.
  • Held meeting with representatives of Malaysian aerosol industry to discuss options for establishment of a local aerosol body.

Targets 2018/19:

  • Continue to promote the development of aerosol associations in the region.
  • Organise and Chair meeting of AAF in Tokyo in October 2019.
  • 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 2017/18:

  • Reviewed format and focus for training events for 2018.
  • Agreed to examine viability of 'advanced' level workshop on aerosol formulation.

Targets 2018/19:

  • Review format of introductory 'Aerosol Technology' course and execute accordingly.
  • Develop and execute Regulatory Workshop, focussed on topical issues.
  • 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. The Executive Committee, assisted by Association Working Groups and a full-time Executive Director, is responsible for the execution of this strategy.