What we do

The respected,  forward-looking and influential voice of the hygiene, personal care and specialty products industry.

Mission: Providing indispensable membership services to facilitate sustainable growth and productivity for a globally competitive industry—generating essential, innovative and sustainable products that play a vital role for healthy living and a quality life.

Values: Collaborative, inclusive, solutions-focussed, science- and evidence-based.

Accord is the peak national industry body representing the hygiene, personal care and specialty products industry. Our industry spans the full range of formulated products from luxury cosmetics and fragrances, to home care products, to industrial specialities.

Accord is an inclusive, consensus-driven organisation. We represent the interests of the entire industry and pursue common, uniting objectives that have maximum benefits for our industry. We strive tirelessly to enhance and improve our Members’ business operating environment and for recognition of our industry’s positive role in society.

We are active in Australia and New Zealand and have strong, cooperative affiliations with sister industry associations locally and in the USA, Canada, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.

We are an active member of the Australian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and a supporter of the Chemicals and Plastics Manufacturing Innovation Network. We are also a Partner Organisation of the ARC Training Centre for Green Chemistry in Manufacturing and the ARC Training Centre for the Chemical Industries.

Various key aspects of Accord’s work and facts about our industry are summarised as infographics.

Our strategy

Industry Productivity & Innovation
Facilitating economic growth, employment and international trade by promoting efficient, best-practice regulation and global regulatory convergence based on sound science.

Advocacy & Partnerships
Providing a credible, influential industry voice, visibly engaging in all relevant fora and with all relevant stakeholders, reinforcing the significant contribution of our industry to public health and personal wellbeing.

Social & Environmental Sustainability
Scaling positive impacts for people and planet through industry-led initiatives to foster social responsibility and environmental stewardship on material industry issues.

Member Value
Delivering indispensable services across the breadth of membership, extending the resources, reach and capacity of member businesses by building knowledge and connections.