SPECIFIC CASES
PACKAGING OF OWN-BRAND OR OWN-LABEL PRODUCTS IN THE DISTRIBUTION SECTOR
By law, companies that package products or have them packaged are responsible for managing the waste that these products' packaging will originate.

In this legal framework, a distributor who is responsible for placing on the market own-brand or own-label products and who owns this brand or label is responsible for signing a contract with SPV, with regard to management of the waste from this packaging.

However, if the distributor reaches an agreement with the supplier of the own-brand or own-label products and signs the addendum on own-brands or own-labels, he can transfer some of the obligations arising from the contract to this supplier, including the submission to SPV of annual statements of quantities of packaging placed on the market and payment of financial contributions to SPV.
SERVICE PACKAGING
Service packaging is packaging normally used by traders and retailers and companies in the services and food and beverage sector and intended solely for packing products that they sell at their outlets, e.g. checkout bags, wrapping paper, ready-made food cartons, etc.

The manufacturer and/or the importer is the one responsible for managing service packaging in Portugal.
FRANCHISING IN THE GREEN DOT SYSTEM
For companies operating under a franchise, it may be more advantageous for the franchiser to take over the responsibilities of its franchisees, as it greatly simplifies the procedures for joining SPV.
A single contract transferring responsibilities between the franchiser and SPV can cover all franchisees, meaning that they are obeying the law with no additional work.
To make this easier, SPV has added a franchising addendum to the contract transferring the franchiser’s responsibilities.
CONTRACT FOR COMPANIES WITH THEIR REGISTERED OFFICE IN ANOTHER EUROPEAN UNION COUNTRY
Under Portuguese law, the importing company is responsible for joining the green dot system for the packaging of the products entering the Portuguese market. There are, however, cases in which a company based in another European Union country can also join our system.
In these cases, the foreign companies declare the packaging instead of the Portuguese importers.
In most cases, these are European companies with many Portuguese customers and SPV offers a contract created specifically for the purpose. This contract also covers foreign companies that sell their products to Portuguese end users.
MEMBERSHIP OF COMPANIES IN GROUPS
If for any structural or organisational reason a group of companies decides that it is to their advantage to include packaging placed on the market of one (or more) other companies in the same group in the annual statement of one of the group's companies, this is possible on the following conditions:

The second company is a packer or importer of packaged products and is responsible for the first placing on the Portuguese market of packaged products and wishes to transfer to Sociedade Ponto Verde its responsibility for managing its packaging waste;

The company directly or indirectly licensed by SPV is its majority shareholder, has more than half of the votes and is able to appoint more than half of the members of the board and audit committee of the second company.

In order to formalise the situation, the company with an SPV licensee contract must sign an addendum to the contract called a ‘group addendum’. This addendum releases the company(ies) indicated in it from the obligation to sign a direct contract with SPV. The packaging placed on the Portuguese market by this/these company(ies) is included in the annual statement of the licensee. The licensee will also be liable for the payments to SPV of any financial contributions owed by the companies in the group relationship.