VinylPlus® Product Label
The VinylPlus® Product Label is a sustainability labelling scheme for PVC products initially targeted for the building and construction sector. It has been developed by VinylPlus in cooperation with BRE and The Natural Step. Its criteria combine elements of BRE’s Responsible Sourcing (BES 6001) with VinylPlus’ five sustainability challenges.
The VinylPlus® Product Label was officially launched at the FENSTERBAU FRONTALE exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, in March 2018. To date, eight profile manufacturers have been awarded the label for 43 profile systems manufactured at 13 European sites. Originally launched for window profiles, the Label is now open to any construction product meeting the definition of the EU Construction Product Regulation. Seven additional companies from several application sectors have already applied for the label.
In March 2019, the VinylPlus® Product Label was validated for accreditation in Italy by Accredia, the Italian National Accreditation Body (NAB) responsible for the validation of labels (Conformity Assessment Scheme, CAS) and for the accreditation of Certification Assessment Bodies (CAB). An evaluation by the other 35 NABs members of the European Accreditation association has been initiated for a Europe-wide validation. Furthermore, the VinylPlus® Product Label is being evaluated by DGNB (the German Sustainable Building Council), the network aimed at promoting sustainable and economically efficient building, as well as by BREEAM, the UK green building standard.