Associations & Initiatives
We take our responsibility serious. For decades we are partner of VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s voluntary commitment to sustainable development, the Vinyl Institute, a U.S. trade organization representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, and vinyl additives and modifiers, the Vinyl Institute of Canada, the authoritative voice for vinyl in Canada and the PLASTICS Industry Association, a US association that supports the entire plastics supply chain, and many others.
We are also members of The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a voluntary membership organization in the US that is taking a leadership role in uniting the industry to advance sustainable performance throughout the vinyl value chain. The VSC launched +Vantage Vinyl™, a voluntary initiative to advance the U.S. vinyl industry’s contribution to sustainable development. The program is designed to verify the sustainability of the entire vinyl supply chain.
Sustainable with Viny Plus
Vestolit has signed on to VinylPlus, the European PVC industry’s voluntary commitment to sustainable development along the entire value chain of PVC producers, additive manufacturers, processors, and recyclers. This voluntary commitment was launched almost 20 years ago and has been successfully demonstrating the European PVC industry’s sustainable business practices.
With VinylPlus the European PVC industry has created a long-term sustainability framework with the following aims:
- Achieving an annual PVC recycling rate of 800,000 tons by 2020 (900,000 tons by 2025 and one million tons by 2030)
- Promoting the sustainable use of additives
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting the consumption of energy and resources along the entire value chain
- Moving towards a low-carbon circular economy
- Raising awareness of sustainability along the entire value chain and among the various stakeholders
Together, we shape the future of the vinyl industry.
Vinyl is the material of choice for diverse products that enhance the quality of life.
The Vinyl Institute, founded in 1982, is a U.S. trade organization representing the leading manufacturers of vinyl, vinyl chloride monomer, and vinyl additives and modifiers. The Vinyl Institute serves as the voice for the PVC/vinyl industry, engaging industry stakeholders in shaping the future of the vinyl industry. The U.S. vinyl industry encompasses nearly 3,000 vinyl manufacturing facilities, more than 350,000 employees and an overall economic value of $54B.
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