About Us

WHO IS SAVA?

The Southern African Vinyls Association is a representative body for the local PVC industry fulfilling an active role in the sustainability of the industry. With the support of its members, SAVA addresses PVC related issues and constructively engages with stakeholders and role-players to create a positive environment for a vibrant and sustainable PVC industry. 

MISSION

SAVA is dedicated to enhancing the growth and protecting the stature of the Southern African PVC industry.

FIVE KEY FOCUS AREAS

  1. Ensuring the Future - Market development – expand key markets / protect the stature of the industry / identify barriers to growth / stimulate innovation. 
  2. Advocacy – ensure that the local PVC industries priorities are communicated to government, regulatory agencies and civil society – to shape the future of the industry.

o Identify and prioritise legislative and regulatory issues affecting vinyl and develop relevant strategies for dealing with them.

o Represent industry interests in appropriate regulatory processes and in the setting of standards and development of legislation.

o Identify and develop an approach in dealing with codes, standards and eco-labels impacting the vinyls industry on international and national level.

  1. Communication – enhance communication with key internal and external audiences on the benefits of vinyl and other relevant industry issues. Provide industry specific training and be seen as the “go-to” source of industry information, be the collective voice, facilitate knowledge sharing on research, technology, legislative, health, safety, energy and environmental issues. 
  2. Research.  Conducting research of strategic interest to the PVC industry. 
  3. Sustainability – Provide the industry with leadership and strategic direction to ensure excellence in relation to health and environmental issues and product stewardship.