Belonging to an industry association offers you bargaining power, networking opportunities, access to information and the opportunity to stay on top of industry developments. To be a successful part of an industry implies accepting a responsibility towards others in that industry to join forces, to share ideas and to turn ideas into action.
The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is the representative body of the Southern African vinyl industry. SAVA is ideally positioned within the local plastics industry with representation on the Recovery Action Group (RAG), the Packaging Council of South Africa (PACSA) and the Plastics SA Sustainability Council to ensure that its members are represented on a broader platform. SAVA also participates in knowledge transfer activities with the Australian Vinyls Council, The Global Vinyls Council, Vinyls Plus and other international organisations.
SAVA’s main purpose is representing our members’ interests in the Southern Africa region to create consumer confidence within the industry and to develop and sustain markets for the polyvinyl chloride (PVC) business. PVC is a chlorinated hydrocarbon polymer and most of us use it every day, therefore it is important to promote vinyl business interests in a responsible and sustainable manner.
Our association is dependent on the backing and participation of our members. SAVA’s members have a voice; they are willing to invest energy, time and money to promote the vinyl industry, to share ideas and to address concerns. We offer our members a platform where they are equipped to protect their investments through knowledge. They share a camaraderie that is envied by others and most of them are reaping the rewards of membership through constant business coming their way.