- Global Pest Management Coalition
Global Pest Management Coalition
- World Pest Day
The mission of the Global Pest Management Coalition is to provide a unified voice across the globe promoting the value of pest management in ensuring the protection of health, home, food, and businesses.
- To promote professionalism of the pest management industry, featuring World Pest Day.
- To share knowledge and take advantage of education programs from associations around the world that could be exchanged within associations, regarding what governments actions impacting the industry, creating global responses to local crisis.
Latest News from the Coalition
Global Pest Management Coalition Selects 2024 Council Members
The Global Pest Management Coalition announced today the officers and members of their 2024 Council, with Alberto Ponjoan, Past President of ADEPAP, the Pest Management Association of Catalonia (Spain), again serving as Chair of the Council.
Global Pest Management Coalition Celebrates World Pest Day: United in Care – A Standard of Excellence for Professional Pest Management
The Global Pest Management Coalition, comprised of leading pest management organizations from around the world, has announced the annual observance of World Pest Day on Tuesday, June 6.
Confederation of the European Pest
Management Associations (CEPA)
Executive Secretary of the Agrochemical
and Pest Management and Environmental
Health Divisions (GROQUIFAR)
Members of the coalition will appoint a Council to lead the initiatives of the coalition.
- Representation from each continent or major region of the world should be represented, including representation from NPMA, FAOPMA, CEPA, and one South/Central American Trade Association.
- The council should be no less than six (6) members and no more than eight (8)
- The council could include one corporate member as a non-voting representative
- Elected Council Members will serve a term of 1-Year with no set limit on number of consecutive terms that may be served
- The individual serving on the Council must either be the CEO/Executive Director, Chairman, Managing Director, or Director for the organization or the elected President/or appointed designee of the Organization (if not a CEO/Executive Director representative must also be a member of member association)
Leadership Selection Process
Members of the Global Pest Management Coalition will form a nominating committee that will produce a proposed slate of candidates to serve on the Council. The nominating committee will consist of no less than (4) member organizations, including a representative from North America, Asia, Europe, and South/Central America.
The slate of proposed nominees will include:
- Individuals to serve in the position of Chairman, Vice Chairman, SecretaryTreasurer, Immediate Past Chairman (in following years).
- Up to four (4) Director positions;
- and one (1) non-voting corporate member.
The slate or proposed nominees will be shared no less than 30 days with the full Council prior to the Global Pest Management Coalition Meeting at PestWorld (late October)
- A vote will be taken to approve the slate of nominees or any nominees from the floor during PestWorld meeting.
- Each voting member/organization will have one vote for each of the officer positions and one vote for each director position.
- An electronic ballot will be provided no less than 15 days prior to the GPMC meeting at PestWorld for those who would like to vote in advance or will not be present at PestWorld.
The elected Council members will begin serving for the next immediate calendar year term (January 1 – December 31).
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British Pest Control Association (BPCA) – Great Britain*
Indian Pest Control Association - India*
Pest Management Association of New Zealand – New Zealand
Rentokil-Initial - USA
Structural Pest Management Association of Pakistan - Pakistan
* Founding Member of GPMC
The Global Pest Management Coalition is made up of both trade associations and corporate organizations who are already members of regional associations, like FAOPMA, CEPA, and NPMA. For these purposes, a non-profit trade association also known as an industry trade group, business association, sector association or industry body, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry. An industry trade association may participate in public relations activities such as advertising, education, political donations, lobbying, and publishing, but its focus is collaboration between companies. Associations may offer other services, such as organizing conferences, networking or charitable events or offering classes or educational materials.
- Voting membership is limited to non-profit trade associations representing the pest management industry.
- GPMC member associations must be non-profit organizations governed by bylaws and directed by officers who are also members.
- There is no limit to the number of associations per country (i.e., if 4 associations are currently operating in Germany, then all 4 could join).
- As a voting member, each association will:
- Have access to information sharing, private group network with pooled resources
- One (1) vote in the appointment of the council members
- One (1) vote in the strategic goal/priority setting and budget development
- One (1) vote in any other manner that may require a vote to further the objectives of the coalition
- For known votes to be taken during a GPMC meeting, an absentee ballot will be distributed electronically to those members who will not be in attendance so that they may cast their vote in advance or a proxy for the member may be assigned to vote in the absence of the GPMC member during the meeting.
- Proxies must be designated at least 10 days prior to the meeting.
- A corporate membership would include corporate supporters, i.e., international (worldwide) pest control companies, suppliers of pest control products, and other entities interested in supporting the coalition (i.e., 3rd party auditors, consumer groups) but would require them to be a member of a voting GPMC member.
- Corporate members would be a non-voting membership
- Corporate members will have access to resources provided through GPMC and participate in meetings and working groups
- All members must agree to the following policies:
- Anti-trust/Competition Law Compliance Policy
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- And a Code of Conduct based on the principles of respect and professionalism
- Coalition members will meet face to face at a minimum of two (2) times a year, with one meeting to be held in conjunction with NPMA’s Annual Convention, PestWorld, and the other to be determined by the council.
The Global Pest Management Coalition created a task force to create a set of standards that can serve as a framework all around the globe and give the Global Coalition members a tool that can be used to promote legislation in their countries and professionalize the pest management industry around the world.
To call ourselves professionals, we must define what that term means for our industry. These standards detail a system that can be used to ensure pest management professionals around the world are prepared to do their important work through training, experience, and the support of an employer that must also meet certain criteria. The levels described give professionals career milestones to aspire to. They can also be used as credentials that the industry can use to define and celebrate professionalism.
Download the Standards
|English Version (PDF)
|French Version (PDF)
|Brazilian Portuguese Version (PDF)
|Spanish Version (PDF)
|European Portuguese Version (PDF)
|German Version (coming soon)
While the Global Pest Management Coalition supports this framework, these guidelines are not intended to preempt existing laws or regulations, including existing standards developed by pest control industry associations. This framework should not be construed as standards of the Global Pest Management Coalition or its member organizations.
For countries that have established legislation, regulation, practice, and certification programs in place, this document can serve as a reference. All numbers such as years or hours are meant to be a minimum. If a country has higher requirements, that is commendable. This document should be read with interest, looking for opportunities for alignment. The standards presented here are not intended to replace existing systems.
All countries that have a regulatory framework in place require training. This document can help specify what the content of that training should be, who should deliver it, and what needs to be done to ensure professionals stay informed of changes in the industry. The Global Coalition hopes that associations and companies alike will use this information to create high-quality training to educate the next generation of professionals.
Most importantly, this document is for countries that do not have any regulation over their structural pest management industry. This document gives industry leaders a full framework with which to start working with regulatory agencies to put a system in place that defines the competency/experience, minimum training, knowledge, and continuing education/training and re-certification required of pest management professionals; the basic requirements a company should meet; and what should be included in the documentation of services performed.
“World Pest Day” was initiated by the Chinese Pest Control Association, and co-sponsored by the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA), the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA).
World Pest Day serves as an opportunity to raise awareness about the vital role of professional pest management in addressing pest-related challenges. It showcases the dedication and expertise of pest management professionals in ensuring a safe, pest-free environment for individuals, communities, and industries worldwide.
History of World Pest Day:
The inaugural ceremony was held at the Beijing Hotel on June 6th, 2017, with 300 invited guests, including members of the media, industry leaders, and academia. In 2018, World Pest Day was celebrated on June 6 in Portugal, during the Global Summit of Pest Management Services for Public Health and Food Safety.
World Pest Day was created to:
- Increase public, government, and media awareness of the important role pest management organization plays in protecting public health.
- Project the professional image of the pest management industry.
- Promote the use of professional pest management in a scientific and socially responsible way.
- Call attention to the big threats caused by small pests.
Themed "United in Care – A Standard of Excellence for Professional Pest Management," 2023's World Pest Day emphasized the collective commitment to upholding the highest standards of pest control. It recognized the united effort among pest management professionals to provide exceptional service, implement responsible practices, and deliver effective solutions to pest challenges.
The GPMC and PPMA World Pest Day Toolkits (PDF files) have been provided as a marketing tool for your business: