Achieving Best Practice PVC
Under the Green Star Responsible Building Material Credit 20.3, product suppliers of the common PVC applications will need to provide a third party verification certificate that their products meet the Best Practice PVC manufacturing guidelines.
To learn more about the guidelines and the audit requirements, review the Auditor Verification Guidance document [PDF] published by the Green Building Council of Australia in conjunction with the PVC industry. It outlines the specific criteria to be met and the evidence requirements for each criteria, to be assessed by an auditor.
Seeking use of the recognised BEP PVC mark?
To assist manufacturers and suppliers of PVC products to demonstrate to the market that their products are compliant, the Vinyl Council of Australia has established a Best Environmental Practice PVC registration system and licence mark.
The BEP PVC trade mark is licensed only to those PVC products, upon application, that demonstrate third party verification of compliance under the PVC Credit guidelines. The VCA is the registered owner of this licence trade mark - the BEP PVC mark.
Download the BEP PVC Application Form to apply to become a licensee of the BEP PVC trade mark.