RPM StandardResponsible Plastic Management Standard
We've developed a unique best practice standard to support you
The RPM Standard is designed to help guide your organization to measure and manage its plastic use and to provide verification and assurance of your responsible approach to plastics.
This is a systems and process-based Standard, developed and peer reviewed by plastic, sustainability and environmental certification experts. The specific scope of the review can be determined by your organization.
The goal is enhanced plastic circularity and problem plastic reduction. The evidence is in meeting the RPM Standard.
The best-practice Responsible Plastic Management Standard has been developed as a credible and positive response to the increased public and political scrutiny around plastic mismanagement and waste.
The RPM Standard complements and aligns with existing ISO Standards (ISO 14001:2015, 17422:2018); and collaborative initiatives and goals including national Plastic Pacts, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, EU Plastics Strategy and the UN Environment Programme for Tackling Plastic Pollution. We will review and update the Standard periodically in accordance with ISO and ISEAL Standard Setting Code of Good Practice.
Please complete the form below to access the downloadable Responsible Plastic Management (RPM) Standard
RPM Standard Components
Plastic Policy - Commitment to better Plastic Management and SUP Reduction
Plastic Knowledge - Materials, Inputs and Outputs
Action Plan Assistance
Action Plan - Understand Options and Setting Realistic Targets
Records - Keeping Track of Plastic Management Performance and Commitment
Improvement / Commitment - Continuous Improvement Cycle
Certification to the RPM Standard will give your organization a credible verified statement and communication of achievement in Responsible Plastic Management. It offers verification of the improvements made in reducing, reusing and recycling of plastic.
This delivers an independent and robust statement of integrity and exactness.
Third-Party Certification provides assurance to Customers and Stakeholders that improvements and claims are verifiable and credible.
Once approved and certified Organizations can gain access to the RPM Program Trust Mark.
The RPM Trust Mark provides visible recognition of RPM achievement.
RPM Project Assistance can help to set up your organization for RPM Standard Certification. We also offer a 'Verified Engaged' Soloution for organizations that wish to have only a specific plastic scope reviewed and improvement confirmed e.g single-use plastics.
Certification is currently carried out by LRQA & Control Union. Organizations should contact the RPM Program team in the first instance.