VinylPlus is the legal entity set up to provide the organisational infrastructure to manage and monitor the implementation of the programme built around the European PVC industry’s commitment to sustainable development.
Progress is overseen by the members or the Steering Board, which brings together representatives from all parts of the PVC value-chain. In addition, an independent Monitoring Committee, with the majority of members being external stakeholders, guarantees openness, transparency and accountability of VinylPlus’ initiatives.
To promote recycling, Recovinyl® was set up in 2003 to facilitate the development of PVC waste collection and recycling schemes. It has evolved to become a certification programme focused on stablishing a “pull market’ for recyclate.
Since its launch, VinylPlus has been working with the international NGO The Natural Step who helped defining the five key challenges of the Voluntary Commitment and provides regular and critical input on what the main direction of the programme should be.