CTPA Annual Report 2014 - page 47

The Value of CTPA Membership
The CTPA is widely regarded by government, European and international stakeholders and
the media alike as the credible voice of the UK cosmetic, toiletry and perfumery industry.
“To be the authoritative public voice of a vibrant and responsible
UK industry trusted to act responsibly for the consumer”
Representing members worldwide
• Over 175 members representing small, medium, large and multi-national companies supplying the UK market
• Companies include manufacturers, brand owners, distributors, retailers, ingredient suppliers, contract manufacturers
as well as companies acting as Responsible Person and those who carry out services such as analytical laboratories,
claims substantiation and safety assessment
• Representing around 80% by value of the £8.4 billion UK market supply (2014 retail sales value)
A membership survey in 2014 placed these advice areas as the highest priority for members:
Working with members
• Individual confidential advice provided to members by experienced regulatory, scientific and technical staff on anything
from ingredient issues, interpretation of current regulations and advice on enforcement issues to best practice
manufacturing guidance
• 24/7 members’ only intranet full of useful guidance, up-to-date news and with time-saving issue tracking – all company
employees can access this tool wherever they are in the world
• Cosmetics Basics - free workshops for members at CTPA to help maximise your membership
• Topic-specific seminars and committee meetings driven by area of competence or issue
Key objectives
• Take a leading representative role in key issues affecting members’ ability to compete on a level playing field; offering value for
money to members and setting the bar high
• Work with all key stakeholders to provide creative, pragmatic solutions to new issues and to build confidence and trust in the
industry’s safe, effective products
• Intercept media issues with fast, robust rebuttal through our dedicated consumer website,
,
a key research resource for journalists, consumers, stakeholders and members
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Direct individual member help - highest priority areas for members
A.
Confidential one-to-one advice with CTPA expert staff [27%]
B.
Help with overseas (outside EU) regulatory issues [22%]
C.
Help with labelling and claims issues [18%]
D.
Help with borderline issues [14%]
E.
Ability to work on CTPA committees [11%]
F.
Ability to understand and contribute to the work of Cosmetics Europe either directly or via CTPA staff [8%]
Direct member help - highest valued services for all
A.
Interpretation of EU legislative requirements [21%]
B.
Advance notice of upcoming regulatory change in Europe [21%]
C.
Regular updates on the status of ingredients under EU review [15%]
D.
Representation to the regulatory authorities and self-regulatory authorities [13%]
E.
Advice on industry best practices [12%]
F.
Practical advice on enforcement (Trading Standards) [10%]
G.
Attending CTPA topic-specific events [8%]
CTPA’s communication activities - most valued aspects
A.
Media alerts and updates on media activity to/from CTPA [21%]
B.
CTPA consumer website ‘In the News’ section [19%]
C.
CTPA relationship with regulatory stakeholders [16%]
D.
Pro-active communication initiatives [16%]
E.
CTPA public voice with the media (spokesperson quoted) [14%]
F.
CTPA relationship with other key stakeholders [14%]
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“…membership is what
you make of it – the value
comes from contributing
and using the vast
resources at your disposal.”
Debbie Hunter
Director of Commercial Affairs
CTPA
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