The Vinyl Council recognises that PVC products add significant benefit to society, including environmental benefit, as a function of their excellent performance, durability and affordability.
However, as with any manufactured products, there are impacts which need to be understood, characterised and addressed along the PVC product life cycle.
Our Program is an on-going, long-term, voluntary undertaking by the Australian PVC industry to recognise, and progressively address, all relevant environmental, health and safety issues within responsible and deliverable timeframes. The PVC industry in Australia has demonstrated its commitment to improve and innovate its manufacturing practices and products through this stewardship program.
The Program is focused on five key themes associated with the life cycle of PVC:
- Best Practice Manufacturing
- Safe and Sustainable Use of Additives
- Energy Efficiency and Greenhouse Gas Management
- Resource Efficiency
- Transparency and Engagement
Each theme includes a list of commitments which Signatories are required to fulfil. Given the varied nature of our membership, the list of commitments applicable to each company varies depending on its activity.