2018 ENDORSING PARTNERS

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CHEMICAL & ALLIED INDUSTRIES’ ASSOCIATION (CAIA)

CAIA, affiliated to the International Council of Chemical Associations, was established in 1994. CAIA seeks to promote the sustainability of the chemical industry in South Africa through intense advocacy, the ‘Responsible Care®’ initiative and the promotion of skills development in the sector. Members sign a ‘Responsible Care®’ commitment to continuously improve their safety, health and environmental performance; and thus, the sustainability of the chemical industry. Membership is open to chemical manufacturers and traders as well as to organisations which provide a service to the chemical industry, such as hauliers and consultants.

www.caia.co.za

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ENERGY TRAINING FOUNDATION

Training provider in the energy industry in South Africa. The core to our success is to provide credible, recognised and high quality training to the Southern African market and ensure continuous development of the trained individuals through internationally recognised certification programs. Since 2002 we have trained in excess of 3,500 candidates representing over 1,100 companies from various industries including mines, consulting firms, ESCOs, Universities, OEMs, government departments, utilities, water and waste water, chemical, and every single industrial sector in the country from food and beverage, automotive, pulp and paper, and the list goes on. Training has been presented in all the major cities of South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Botswana. In addition, the EnTF draws international attendance from countries such as China, Finland, Germany, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Nigeria, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mauritius and Uganda.

NATIONAL CLEANER PRODUCTION CENTRE SOUTH AFRICA (NCPC-SA)

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

From assessments at 1,100 manufacturing sites, the NCPC-SA has identified opportunities to save R1.6 billion per annum in energy, water and materials costs in participating companies since 2011. Cumulated savings through energy efficiency implementation currently stands at R 3.1 billion.

Subsidised services include energy, water and waste assessments, resource and energy efficiency training and implementation support.

www.ncpc.co.za 

PACKAGING SA

PACKAGING SA is a non-profit organization that represents the interests of various stakeholders in the paper and packaging industry including converters, brand-owners and raw material suppliers. Its role as industry advocate includes lobbying government on issues that impact on the sector and it actively supports policies relating to the protection and improvement of the environment. It also promotes the benefits of packaging and serves to keep members updated with developments in the South African market. Packaging SA has close ties with the Institute of Packaging SA (IPSA) and is committed to driving education and training in the field of packaging.

www.packagingsa.co.za

PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN (PSA)

Proudly South African is the country’s local procurement advocacy campaign which aims to influence the buying behaviour of consumers, private business and the public sector in favour of locally grown, produced and manufactured goods and services.

The “Buy Local” philosophy is an internationally tried and tested method to stimulate economic growth through job creation which results from the increased uptake of local goods and services.

Proudly South African is a member-based organisation.

www.proudlysa.co.za

SOUTH AFRICAN FURNITURE INITIATIVE (SAFI)

The South African Furniture Initiative is a joint initiative of industry, labour and government with the common interest of promoting development and growth of the South African furniture industry for the benefit of all stakeholders.

SAFI’s Objectives

  • Provide market intelligence information.
  • Facilitate training, mentoring and other support services.
  • Promote the South African furniture manufacturing industry and associated furniture design.
  • Facilitate access to domestic and international markets, especially for small, and previously disadvantaged individual (PDI) owned enterprises.
  • Determine and facilitate the implementation of initiatives and programmes to enhance the performance of the South African Furniture Industry.
  • Sustain existing employment and create new employment opportunities within the furniture industry’s value chain.

www.furnituresa.org.za

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURERS OF SOUTH AFRICA (NAAMSA)

The National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) represents the collective, non-competitive interests of the new motor vehicle manufacturing industry in South Africa and comprises 22 companies involved in the production of cars and commercial vehicles, the businesses for which collectively employ about 30 000 persons. NAAMSA also represents the interests of 21 companies involved in the importation and distribution of new motor vehicles in South Africa. All major multi-national automotive corporations are members of NAAMSA.

www.naamsa.co.za

AEROSOL MANUFACTURERS’ ASSOCIATION (AMA)

The Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association (AMA) has represented the full supply chain of the aerosol industry since 1963. The first major success was the voluntary withdrawl of CFC propellants in the South African Market.

Since then, the AMA has launched a consumer assurance AMA Approved Mark, and raised the profile of recycling in the metal and (more specifically) the aerosol industry. The AMA has strong links with international bodies, and has a formal reciprocal agreement with the British Aerosol Manufacturers’ Association, which assists in maintaining high production standards, codes of conduct and training programmes.

Local manufacturing has grown incrementally over the last 50 years, and is now in excess of 280 million cans (units) produced each year.

www.aerosol.co.za

WESTERN CAPE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES FORUM (WECBOF)

The Western Cape Business Opportunities Forum (WECBOF) is widely recognised and respected as a powerful voice for business in the Western Cape; it is a provincial service organisation with its focus and attention firmly on the national and international business pulse.

It provides a platform for businesses to establish and maintain contact with fellow entrepreneurs; to have access to opportunities, information and training, and to have representation on a number of relevant forums of government and other associations focused on growing and enhancing the commercial sector, with specific attention paid to small, medium, and micro enterprises (SMMEs).

www.wecbof.co.za

COPPER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION AFRICA (CDAA)

The CDAA, on behalf of its members, is committed to promoting and expanding the use of copper and copper alloys throughout Africa.

CDAA’s mission statement is to defend and grow markets for Copper based on its superior technical performance and its contribution to a higher quality of life in Africa.

The CDAA can capitalise on the expertise of more than 75 years in copper promotion in Europe, with technical specialists in all major market sectors.

www.copper.co.za