In 2012, VinylPlus established an ad hoc Task Force to assess the available methods to measure environmental and sustainability footprints and to recommend suitable footprint measurements. The Task Force is currently monitoring the pilot phase with the aim of recommending footprint measurements that are aligned with the EU PEF.
In November 2015, TEPPFA participated in the ‘Mid-term Conference on the Environmental Footprint Pilot Phase’. The conference was organised by the European Commission’s DG Environment, and TEPPFA shared and discussed feedback from the pilot phase of the product group ‘hot and cold water pipe systems’. Completion of the PEF pilot phase is expected in 2017.