Creating a Positive Impact

The RPM Program is an award winning, not-for-profit social enterprise and acts as a membership and support organization. We consist of a core team set up by Certification and Sustainability Experts to help tackle the plastic pollution crisis. We have a network of trained consultants, expert advisory teams and third party certification bodies acting worldwide. 

We are dedicated to assisting responsible businesses to map and manage their use of single-use and problem plastics, to improve circularity and environmental impact. Engaged organizations gain recognised kite-marks and accolades, that can be effectively communicated. These range from the 'plastic conscious' 'Supporter', to the verified active 'Engaged' and finally to the Certified best practice standards. 

Our Vision

We aim to engage 10,000 organizations who wish to demonstrate their commitment to responsible plastic management and reduction of Single-use Plastics.

Who We Are

We started the RPM Program in 2019 after witnessing first hand the negative effects of plastics in the ocean and environment. 

Our teams founding members were working on ocean and fishery sustainability projects that included 26 countries and in each area there was clear evidence of plastic mismangement environmental impact and a lack of product circularity. The team were haunted by the damage arising from plastic pollution to the oceans and the threat to wildlife and human welfare. Something had to be actioned and RPM Program was formed. 

Our extended team have decades of plastics review and advisory experience and in sustainability standard projects across the world. We are supported by leading global certification bodies, teams of reviewers and circularity consultants and envrionmentally orientated support groups.

We have experts that can deal with sector categories such as Offices, Hotels, Manufacturing, Construction, Food Service, Food, Fishing and Agriculture, Retail and Supply Chains, Ultilities and Business Services.

Our membership is composed of organizations from numerous sector and business types that wish to demonstrate measureable impact and positive activity that helps protect our environment, climate and oceans.

We work across many sectors and geographies and have leaders who facilitate Plastic in Sector groups. The RPM Program is a business to business network and we are currently active in over 12 countries. We can network our members with suppliers and service solution providers to issues relating to plastic management.  



Our Key People


Peter Marshall

Peter Marshall


Dave Garforth

Dave Garforth

Program Director

Bernadette Vernon

Bernadette Vernon

Finance Director

Aaron Marshall

Aaron Marshall

Marketing & Communications

Mike Platt

Mike Platt

Engagement Manager

Our Expertise


Our team is led by experienced and practically minded plastic, standards and certification experts with decades of experience in supply chain assurance, ISO and ISEAL systems & certifications.


Over twenty years of experience in sustainability, environmental, social and governance (ESG) and international assurance program management. We have partnerships with leading recycling and sorting facilities that can help with circularity solutions.


Our coaches offer tailored, expert support in areas of single-use plastic, problem plastic and waste management. Our verification team and our third-party independent certification bodies can offer the highest levels of assurance.


The RPM Program approved consultant network can help organisations to achieve plastic management goals and targets. RS Standards is our lead strategic partner for support services.


Our fully onboarded certification bodies are LRQA and Control Union. RPM Program trains auditors and provides an integrity framework.

Our RPM vision is that business as usual across the world will involve ‘responsible plastic management’ practices. We want to help reduce the amount of unnecessary, problem plastic and the volume virgin plastic being produced. We all want to reduce the amount of plastic polluting our environments and oceans.

Plastic helps to shape our world and unfortunatley a truly Plastic-free society status is likely a dream but Responsible Plastic Management status for society is a practical and realistic goal to achieve.

Start your Responsible Plastic Management Journey Today!

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