Progress Report 2011
Vinyl 2010 is the organisation set up to implement the Voluntary Commitment of the European PVC industry. This is a 10-year plan to progress the PVC industry towards sustainability by minimising the environmental impact of PVC production, promoting responsible use of additives, supporting collection and recycling schemes, and encouraging social dialogue between all of the industry’s stakeholders and beyond.
Originally signed in March 2000 and covering the EU-15, the Voluntary Commitment has since been expanded as the EU has enlarged and now covers all EU-27 countries. In 2010, approaching the conclusion of the 10-year programme, and building on the achievements and the awareness of the importance of sustainable development and social responsibility, the Vinyl 2010 Board, together with the four associations represented in Vinyl 2010, decided to move forward with a new Voluntary Programme currently under development.
This report summarises the Vinyl 2010 progresses and achievements for 2010 and reports on the final results of the Voluntary Commitment. All the information reported are independently audited and verified by external third parties. A full glossary of abbreviations appears at the end of the Progress Report to aid the reader.