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In an effort to create an independent, accountable organization, driven by industry leaders to manage harmonized quality standards and help promote consumer safety, the GRMA transitioned to become a 501(c)(6) nonprofit in January 2018.

Prior to that time, the GRMA was comprised of interested stakeholders dedicated to creating a single-audit system for Cosmetics, Dietary Supplements, OTC Drugs and Medical Devices with the goal of increasing quality standards and eliminating redundant compliance audit costs. There were no formal membership requirements, and all interested stakeholders were welcome to help create the architecture for these standards.

As a stand-alone organization, the GRMA has worked to build the necessary infrastructure to operate as a nonprofit according to all applicable local, state and federal regulations. Along those lines and with full transparency, by-laws were set, a Governance Board was seated, an Executive Director was hired, and a comprehensive strategic plan and budget were developed. During this process, the GRMA did not yet implement membership requirements, and allowed all organizations to remain involved.

For the GRMA to continue its mission, we have begun to implement our strategic plan and create a tiered membership structure. This structure is designed to provide value to GRMA members as well as the necessary funding to support critical industry initiatives. Thus, as of September 1, 2018, all organizations must apply for formal memberships.

See below for membership types. For any membership questions please email rslikkers@grmalliance.org.

Some of our members include

Retailer defined as a business entity or person that sells goods to consumers, to include legal parties of merger and acquisition

Basic – 2018/19 (Free)  |  2020 ($2,500)

Note: Free membership is obtained with registration noting support of GRMA and its initiatives

  • Access to Audit Management Tool and Directory Access
  • Eligible for Pilot Audit Programs as developed
  • Baseline Audit Analytics, Data Support with designated GRMA IT Platform
  • Audit Scheme meets retailer quality system audit requirements
  • Common Retailer Quality Grading System
  • Industry Networking
  • Quarterly GRMA Report & E-News for Cosmetic, OTC, Dietary Supplements & Medical Devices
  • Access to Members Only Area – View Only
  • Free registration for Annual GRMA Summit for up to 2 employees.
  • Meet Retailer prerequisite to join GRMA Technical Committees and access to participate in Working Groups/Joint Committees for standard development
  • 50% off all downloads of standards and documents
  • Knowledge that GRMA has constant continual improvement process for all standards and schemes, and is working with industry partners (i.e. ANSI) to ensure all components of our audit scheme are up to date and relevant
  • Knowledge that GRMA’s strategic plan is actively working towards globalization of standards and schemes
  • Knowledge that GRMA is partnering with other industry groups to enhance the self-regulatory infrastructure and disseminating this information to public policy stakeholders

Platinum ($15,000)  |  Unlimited for 5-years

  • Basic Membership benefits above
  • Access to Members Only Area – Unlimited ability to download standards and documents (Joint Committee and Technical Working Groups) – eliminate resource time and energy in supplier base follow-up to gain audit documentation
  • Unlimited access (beyond “view”) to Retailers Member’s national and/or regional personnel to download from the audit repository database
  • Qualified to sit on the GRMA Governance Advisory Council. (The chair of this group will have an ex-officio seat on the GRMA Governance Board)
  • Guaranteed slot for GRMA Pilot Program for first 3 Platinum Members
  • Waiver of GRMA Summit registration for 3 employees on an annual basis ($2,250 Value) and 50% discount for each additional employee
  • Free Registration for GRMA webinars for up to 2 employees, 50% discount for each additional employee
  • Comprehensive Audit Analytics, Data Support with designated GRMA IT Platform
  • No fee increases for length of membership
  • No additional costs for future enhanced benefits through first 3-years of membership
  • Retailer shadow of up to 5 supplier certification audits
Pay via invoice

Associate Members may consist of trade associations, consultants, laboratories, accreditation bodies, etc.   If you are unsure as to whether you qualify for an Associate Membership, please contact GRM Alliance (rslikkers@grmalliance.org). All Associate Memberships are subject to a credentials qualification review by the GRMA Governance Board and/or GRMA CEO.

Core ($750) 1-year  |  Core ($2,000) 3-year  |  Up to 3 employees

Current Benefit for an Associate Membership:

  • Industry Networking
  • Quarterly GRMA Report & E-News for Cosmetic, OTC Drugs, Dietary Supplements & Medical Devices
  • Access to Members Only Area – View Only Access
  • Invites to Annual GRMA Summit for all employees with 1 FREE registration included
  • Meet prerequisite to join GRMA Technical Committees and access to participate in Working Groups/Joint Committees for standard development
  • 50% off all downloads of standards and documents
  • Knowledge that GRMA has constant continual improvement process for all standards and schemes, and is working with industry partners (i.e. ANSI) to ensure all components of our audit scheme are up to date and relevant
  • Knowledge that GRMA’s strategic plan is actively working towards globalization of standards and schemes
  • Knowledge that GRMA is partnering with other industry groups to enhance the self-regulatory infrastructure and disseminating this information to public policy stakeholders

Platinum ($3,000) 1-year  |  Up to 5 employees

  • Basic Membership benefits above
  • Access to Members Only Area – Full viewing with limited ability to download documents
  • Qualified to sit on the GRMA Governance Advisory Council. (The chair of this group will have an ex-officio seat on the GRMA Governance Board)
  • Waiver of GRMA Summit registration for 3 employees on an annual basis ($450 Value)
  • Free Registration for GRMA webinars for up to 2 employees, 50% discount for each additional employees
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Basic ($3,000) 1-year  |  3 Employees or Facilities

Current Benefits for Manufacturer Membership:

  • Common Retailer Quality System Grading Scheme
  • Access to Audit Management Platform and Directory Access
  • Baseline Audit Analytics & Data Export with Audit Management Platform
  • Retailer-accepted Audit Scheme
  • Eligible for Pilot Audit Program
  • Industry Networking
  • Quarterly GRMA Report & E-News for Cosmetic, OTC Drugs, Dietary Supplements & Medical Devices
  • Access to Members Only Area – (including 3-credits for electronic download of standards, draft documents, etc. and unlimited view access only)
  • Invites to Annual GRMA Summit with one free registration for employee
  • Meet prerequisite to join GRMA Technical Committees and access to participate in NSF/ANSI Joint Committees for standard development
  • Knowledge that GRMA has constant continual improvement process for all standards and schemes, and is working with industry partners (i.e. ANSI) to ensure all components of our audit scheme are up to date and relevant
  • Knowledge that GRMA’s strategic plan is actively working towards globalization of standards and schemes
  • Knowledge that GRMA is partnering with other industry groups to enhance the self-regulatory infrastructure and disseminating this information to public policy stakeholders

Gold ($7,500) 1-year  |  Up to 10 employees or facilities         

  • Basic Membership benefits above
  • Full Audit Analytics & Data Export with Audit Management Platform
  • API/IT Systems Hooks (enables automated publication of audits to specific retailer’s systems or the OWL)
  • Up to 10 invites to Annual GRMA Summit plus free registration for 2 employees with 50% discount on all others
  • 50% reduction on all GRMA Webinars

Platinum ($25,000) 5-years | Unlimited

  • Basic and Gold Membership benefits above
  • Unlimited invites to GRMA Summit plus free registration for 5 employees ($3,750 Value)
  • Qualified to sit on the GRMA Governance Advisory Council. (The chair of this group will have an ex-officio seat on the GRMA Governance Board)
  • 3 Free registrations to each/all GRMA Webinars, 50% reduction for each additional employee
Pay via invoice

Core Partnership Plan ($30,000) |  Unlimited for 5-years

(Core Partnership Plan only available for initial 3 CB’s who sign up at this level)

  • Access to Audit Management Tool and Directory Access
  • Ability to conduct audits across all standards upon meeting GRMA Board Requirements
  • Eligible for Pilot Audit Programs as developed
  • Retailer-accepted Audit Scheme
  • Full Audit Analytics, Data Support with designated GRMA IT Platform
  • Audit Scheme meets retailer quality system audit requirements
  • Common Retailer Quality Grading System
  • Industry Networking
  • Quarterly GRMA Report & E-News for Cosmetic, OTC, Dietary Supplements & Medical Devices
  • Access to Members Only Area (includes 4 credits for electronic download of standards, draft documents, etc. and unlimited view only access)
  • API/IT Systems Hooks (enables automated publication of audits to specific retailer’s systems)
  • Invites to Annual GRMA Summit for all employees plus 5 FREE event fee and registration included ($3,750 value)
  • Meet prerequisite to join GRMA Technical Committees and access to participate in Working Groups/Joint Committees for standard development
  • Qualified to sit on the GRMA Governance Advisory Council. (The chair of this group will have an ex-officio seat on the GRMA Governance Board)
  • 50% off all Auditor training
  • Free registration for all GRMA Webinars
  • Knowledge that GRMA has constant continual improvement process for all standards and schemes, and is working with industry partners (i.e. ANSI) to ensure all components of our audit scheme are up to date and relevant
  • Knowledge that GRMA’s strategic plan is actively working towards globalization of standards and schemes
  • Knowledge that GRMA is partnering with other industry groups to enhance the self-regulatory infrastructure and disseminating this information to public policy stakeholders

Annual ($7,500) 1-year for the first Standard    (Additional $2,000 per standard/year)

  • Access to Audit Management Tool and Directory Access
  • Eligible for Pilot Audit Programs as developed
  • Retailer-accepted Audit Scheme
  • Basic Audit Analytics, Data Support with designated GRMA IT Platform
  • Audit Scheme meets retailer quality system audit requirements
  • Common Retailer Quality System Grading System
  • Industry Networking
  • Invites to Annual GRMA Summit for all employees plus 1 FREE event fee and registration included
  • Meet prerequisite to join GRMA Technical Committees and access to participate in Working Groups/Joint Committees for standard development
  • Quarterly GRMA Report & E-News for Cosmetic, OTC, Dietary Supplements & Medical Devices
  • Access to Members Only Area (includes 4 credits for electronic download of standards, draft documents, etc. and unlimited view only access)
  • API/IT Systems Hooks (enables automated publication of audits to specific retailer’s systems)
  • 50% off registration for all GRMA Webinars
  • Knowledge that GRMA has constant continual improvement process for all standards and schemes, and is working with industry partners (i.e. ANSI) to ensure all components of our audit scheme are up to date and relevant
  • Knowledge that GRMA’s strategic plan is actively working towards globalization of standards and schemes
  • Knowledge that GRMA is partnering with other industry groups to enhance the self-regulatory infrastructure and disseminating this information to public policy stakeholders
Pay via invoice