Green Industry Platform
Since November 2013, VinylPlus has been a member of the Green Industry Platform, a joint initiative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Launched at the Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the Green Industry Platform is a global, high-level, multi-stakeholder partnership to catalyse, mobilise and mainstream action on Green Industry around the world. To date, over 200 governments, corporations and civil society organisations have joined this platform.
Heinz Leuenberger, Director of UNIDO's Environmental Management Branch strongly welcomed VinylPlus' membership saying:
The participation of VinylPlus enables the European PVC industry to be a key contributor to the global promotion of a more sustainable model of industrial production. While often seen as an environmental threat, plastics also offer immense potential in terms of resource efficiency and recycling measures, and we look forward to working with VinylPlus in achieving our shared objectives.
The official Green Industry Platform 'Statement of Support' was signed by VinylPlus' Brigitte Dero, VinylPlus General Manager on the closing day of the 3rd Green Industry Conference, jointly organised by UNIDO and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China.