Over the years, IAPCO has been involved in and initiated campaigns that aim to make a positive impact on our planet and the well-being of its inhabitants. These efforts demonstrate the power of collective action and the importance of addressing critical challenges such as plastic pollution, education, and healthcare.

From environmental conservation to education and healthcare, IAPCO has made an indelible mark, proving that together, we can make a significant difference in the world.

Not Just a Drop in the Ocean
2018 – current

In 2018, for IAPCO’s 50th Anniversary, the ‘Not Just a Drop in the Ocean Campaign’ was launched with the mascot ‘Ticky the Turtle’ whose purpose was to promote the adverse effects that single-use plastics were having on the oceans and seas around the world. Click here to find out more.


Everyone’s Library in Sendai

IAPCO members, from all over the world, kindly donated over 90 children’s picture books during the Tokyo Annual Meeting & General Assembly.
The books were sent to Sendai in the Miyagi prefecture where they were divided, with the majority going to ‘Everyone’s Library’ a prefabricated structure and the rest were donated to the nearby JR Station.  Reports have been received that the children very much appreciate and enjoy reading the books, as pictured.

2012 – 2017

The Bubanza Hospital, supported  by FIMAC, International Foundation of Doctors for Central Africa, is a major institution dedicated to the health of the local community.  IAPCO is endorsing and supporting FIMAC’s work at this hospital contributing to the management and care cost of hospital beds.  In addition, as part of  the strategy to improve healthcare and wellbeing, a basketball court was built, funded by IAPCO members, and completed in 2017.

IAPCO members dig deep for Samora Machel

IAPCO member took part in a CSR activity in Cape Town’s Samora Machel Township, during the Annual Meeting in 2016.  The group created 6 wicking garden beds, which would be water-efficient and create a self-sustaining garden for the community.  In 2017 IAPCO members donated further funds to the Samora Machel township supporting the Happy Cousins project whereby students were assigned to a garden bed to oversee propagation, harvest and replant.

40 Trees for 40 Years

Following on from an intense session on the Environment and Corporate Social Responsibility, at the Auckland Annual Meeting in 2008, the occasion of IAPCO’s 40th Annivsersary, 40 IAPCO members, as part of a scrubland rejuvenation programme, created their own ‘IAPCO Copse’ and planted 40 trees. “The scrubland was ready for replanting and this was an excellent opportunity for IAPCO to do something positive as well as fun” said host Jan Tonkin of The Conference Company.