Progress Report 2010 – Executive Summaries
The Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry was signed in 2000. It is a 10-year plan to ensure and improve product stewardship across the lifecycle of PVC, within a context of sustainable development. Vinyl 2010 is the structure set up to organise and implement this commitment.
The commitment includes specific targets and initiatives aimed at minimising the environmental impact of the PVC production, promoting responsible use of additives, supporting collection and recycling schemes, and encouraging social dialogue between all of the industry’s stakeholders. This report summarises the Vinyl 2010 progresses and achievements for 2009. All of the information reported is independently audited and verified by external third parties. A full glossary of abbreviations appears at the end of the report to aid the reader.