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Vinyl Sustainability Council

The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC) is a voluntary membership organization that is taking a leadership role in uniting the industry to advance sustainable performance throughout the vinyl value chain.

Vinyl Sustainability Council

The Vinyl Sustainability Council is self-funded council of the Vinyl Institute dedicated to advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry. VSC members raise awareness of sustainability and prioritize options for continuous performance improvement through the +Vantage Vinyl™ sustainability initiative. +Vantage Vinyl-verified companies are verified by an independent third-party and are awarded the use of the +Vantage Vinyl mark to signify they are contributing to the industry goals and reporting their progress on an annual basis.

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For the Women at Westlake Chemical, Affinity Wins
For the Women at Westlake Chemical, Affinity Wins

3 months ago - As the traditionally male-dominated chemical industry becomes ever more inclusive, women in leadership roles are joining forces to create camaraderie, mentorship and opportunities for professional and personal growth.

Enterprise-Wide Engagement Unearths Sweeping Solutions for Reining in SO2 Emissions
Enterprise-Wide Engagement Unearths Sweeping Solutions for Reining in SO2 Emissions

4 months ago - The team at Vestolit — part of polymers, materials and infrastructure leader Orbia — worked closely with the corporate sustainability team to find modifications to plant operations that promise significant reductions in the entire enterprise’s sulphur dioxide emissions.

Water Wins: When Sustainability Becomes Part of the Company Culture
Water Wins: When Sustainability Becomes Part of the Company Culture

4 months ago - “Sustainability is best played together. It's validating to see what we started and see it grow first across the other teams in our plant, and eventually across Lubrizol.” — Kalli Stull

How Carbon Removal as a Service Is Poised to Aid the Clean Energy Transition
How Carbon Removal as a Service Is Poised to Aid the Clean Energy Transition

5 months ago - Energy company Occidental and its subsidiary, Oxy Low-Carbon Ventures, are on a path to achieve net-zero emissions in their own operations and those associated with their products before 2050. And they are helping others reduce theirs, too.

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Full-Circle: AZEK Disrupts PVC Recycling by Revolutionizing Takeback
Full-Circle: AZEK Disrupts PVC Recycling by Revolutionizing Takeback

5 months ago - AZEK’s FULL-CIRCLE PVC Recycling program helped it collect approximately 400M pounds of recycled product for reuse in 2020 — with the hope that this entire value-chain approach can disrupt the plastic waste paradigm meaningfully, as AZEK continues to scale up collection and processing.

How Formosa Plastics Is Nurturing Biodiversity in Texas
How Formosa Plastics Is Nurturing Biodiversity in Texas

8 months ago - In 2020, the team at the Formosa Agricultural and Environmental Research Center, located at the site of the company’s Texas plant, began concurrent production of honeybees, native flowering plants and native trees as part of an effort to enrich the area’s biodiversity.

Vinyl Sustainability Council Verifies Nine Companies Through Industry Sustainability Initiative
Vinyl Sustainability Council Verifies Nine Companies Through Industry Sustainability Initiative

1 year ago - The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, is pleased to announce it has verified nine companies through the industry sustainability initiative +Vantage Vinyl™ for meeting its sustainability requirements and honoring its Guiding Principles.

GEON Performance Solutions Unites Vinyl Industry in COVID-19 Relief
GEON Performance Solutions Unites Vinyl Industry in COVID-19 Relief

1 year ago - In mid-2020, as companies around the country rallied and pivoted to fill demand for PPE and other vital products during the pandemic, GEON offered its expertise in logistics, supply, sourcing, technical, commercial and manufacturing operations to SMEs at no cost.

Sika Sarnafil’s Retractable Roof for the Rogers Centre Is a Case Study in Recycling and Reuse
Sika Sarnafil’s Retractable Roof for the Rogers Centre Is a Case Study in Recycling and Reuse

1 year ago - When Toronto’s Rogers Centre stadium needed a new roof, the owner turned to Sika Sarnafil — the manufacturer of the original vinyl roof membrane. Choosing a Sarnafil roof provided the additional benefit of the company’s recycling program

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Vinyl Council of Australia and U.S. Vinyl Sustainability Council to Explore Sustainability Program Reciprocity
Vinyl Council of Australia and U.S. Vinyl Sustainability Council to Explore Sustainability Program Reciprocity

1 year ago - The Vinyl Council of Australia (VCA) and the United States Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), today announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a pathway to reciprocity between the two sustainability programs by sharing best practices and collaborating on sustainability program development.

AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials
AZEK Cracks Recycling Code for Post-Consumer PVC Building Materials

1 year ago - Many plastic-based building materials that could be recycled aren’t, because most companies haven’t yet figured out how. The AZEK Company cracked this code, and diverted nearly 300 million pounds of waste from landfills in 2019.

HMTX Industries Aims to Raise $1 Million to Battle Addiction Crisis
HMTX Industries Aims to Raise $1 Million to Battle Addiction Crisis

1 year ago - The luxury vinyl maker’s support of this cause is a unique example of how companies are committing themselves to social sustainability — an important component of the corporate social responsibility model.

Rethinking Vinyl Today to Optimize for Tomorrow
Rethinking Vinyl Today to Optimize for Tomorrow

2 years ago - We hear a lot about the use and alternatives of single-use plastic these days. But another type of plastic is embracing a new ambitious business model: Vinyl.

Sustainable Brands Convenes Global Brand Leaders at SB’19 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Convenes Global Brand Leaders at SB’19 Detroit

2 years ago - Sustainable Brands® kicks off SB’19 Detroit, its largest community gathering of global brand and sustainability leaders dedicated to advancing social and environmental innovation today at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

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Innovation Expo at SB’19 Detroit sets Stage for Global Collaboration
Innovation Expo at SB’19 Detroit sets Stage for Global Collaboration

3 years ago - Sustainable Brands recently revealed the full programming and schedule for the Innovation Expo at SB’19 Detroit, running June 3-6 at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference
Sustainable Brands Reveals Initial Conference Details for Annual Flagship Conference

3 years ago - 3,000+ brand and innovation leaders to convene June 3-6 at SB’19 Detroit SAN FRANCISCO, November 27, 2018 – Sustainable Brands® recently released the event brochure for its annual flagship conference: SB’19 Detroit. More than 3,000 business leaders are expected to gather June 3-6, 2019 at the Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan to learn how brands can stay relevant by delivering the Good Life consumers seek today, marked by balanced simplicity and connections to family, community and the environment.

Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver
Sustainable Brands Gathers Global Brand Innovation Leaders at SB’18 Vancouver

3 years ago - Sustainable Brands kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands '18 Vancouver at the Vancouver Convention Centre West in Vancouver, British Columbia.

2 Ways to Tie Your Sustainability Path to a Broader Movement
2 Ways to Tie Your Sustainability Path to a Broader Movement

4 years ago - Sustainability matters, but why does it matter to your business? The vinyl industry began our sustainability journey with the recognition that meeting the needs of a fast-growing population will demand much more of the earth’s natural resources, and we wanted to be prepared to address this challenge. As a result, doing more with less is essential to the way we manufacture and market our products.

3 Key Takeaways from Engaging an Industry in Sustainability
3 Key Takeaways from Engaging an Industry in Sustainability

4 years ago - The vinyl industry recently marked its first “sustainability community anniversary” — that moment where industry leaders came together to pledge to embark on our sustainability journey. In the year since, we’ve adopted common sustainability positioning focused on doing more with less, agreed on a purpose-driven continuous improvement path forward, formed the Vinyl Business and Sustainability Council (VBSC), and initiated an industry-wide materiality assessment. There’s still much work to do.

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Why Strong Data Is Key to Any Sustainability Effort
Why Strong Data Is Key to Any Sustainability Effort

4 years ago - It’s increasingly clear that becoming more sustainable is a business imperative. And it’s not enough to “go green”; companies and industries need to factor in the social and economic impacts of their decisions locally and across their supply chains.

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