Organizations & Programs

A number of international and national organizations, as well as trade and industry associations conduct work that is relevant for improving resource use efficiency and reducing environmental impact of the industrial sector in different countries - either generally or with focus on individual sectors. This section provides a compilation of such organizations and relevant programmes.


The Brazilian Technical Association of Automatic Glass Industries (Associação Técnica Brasileira das Indústrias Automáticas de Vidro – ABIVIDRO) brings together the fifteen companies operating in the country, working with the markets of construction, household appliances, packaging and automotive, furniture, glass and special technicians.
The Ceramic Society of Japan (CerSJ) has the objective to support the development of ceramic industry, science and technology. CerSJ unites academia and industry and hosts a special glass division. Additionally a monthly Bulletin of the CerSJ as well as a Journal of the Ceramic Society of Japan is published on a regular basis. The Journal contains information on trends of science, technology and industry coercing various glass and ceramic fields. In 2004 an International Congress on Glass has been held by the CerSJ.
Indonesian Fertilizer Producers' Association (APPI) organizes all fertilizer producers in Indonesia into one organization with the aim to strengthening the sector.
The Packaging Technology Centre (CETEA) has the objective of improving the competitiveness of Brazilian packaging industry – including glass production – by providing R&D and technical assistance that aim at continual improvement of packaging systems. It offers research and development, technology support and services, such as the certificate of compliance that are currently essential for socio-economic growth of developing countries.
The United National Council of Glass Industry Enterprises (StekloSouz) includes more than 140 glass companies and provides amongst others activity on coordination of innovation, informational, educational, and other programs, directed to the solution of the actual problems in the glass branch. Additionally they support research work on financial and coordination basis (StekloSouz, 2011).
The Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) is an industry association that represents manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate and potash fertilizers.
The Brazilian Association of Technical Standards, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards on a wide variety of topics. Headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ABNT is Brazil's national standards organization and its representative in the Pan American COPANT and the international ISO and IEC. Through these associations, ABNT standards are synchronized with the rest of the world.
The National Glass Association (NGA) is the largest and most influential trade association serving the architectural glass, automotive glass, and window and door industries. The NGA represents nearly 2,200 member companies and produces the industry's leading events and publications. The NGA provides cutting-edge education and training programs that upgrade technical skills, improve management practices, and enhance quality workmanship.
The Fertilizer Society of South Africa (FSSA), a registered non-profit organisation represents the interests of the fertilizer and agricultural lime industries in South Africa. Membership currently comprises of 20 companies, of which two are operating in Zimbabwe and are Zimbabwean owned.