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

1 month 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

8 months 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

8 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

9 months 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

2 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

2 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

3 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.

It Takes an Industry to Move the Needle on Sustainability
It Takes an Industry to Move the Needle on Sustainability

4 years ago - We can’t become sustainable by going it alone. This is the core tenet that has underpinned the vinyl industry’s sustainability efforts from the onset. As industry leaders first came together to talk about establishing a sustainability platform, there was a general consensus that this was an effort that had to be broad-based and encompass companies across the vinyl value chain.

Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Hosts Influential Brand Leaders at SB’17 Detroit

4 years ago - SAN FRANCISO, May 22, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® kicks off its largest community gathering today with Sustainable Brands’17 Detroit at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. Over 2,000 business executives along with their teams from 35+ countries across the globe are attending the conference and Activation Hub. In addition, there is anticipated record breaking livestream viewership in collaboration with Detroit Public Television (DPTV).

Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Unveils Programming for Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit

4 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, May 17, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® recently unveiled the session schedule for the Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The Activation Hub is the action-centered space within the conference program that allows attendees to collaborate on new tools, resources and ideas to accelerate sustainability-led innovation.

Sustainable Brands Set to Debut Innovative Model for Conference Collaboration
Sustainable Brands Set to Debut Innovative Model for Conference Collaboration

4 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, April 27, 2017 – Sustainable Brands® is evolving the concept of the traditional conference expo into a collaborative environment packed with tools, solutions and breakthrough ideas to be generated on the spot by the attending crowd. The Activation Hub at SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25th at the Cobo Center in Downtown Detroit, will bring together 2,000 insightful change makers, entrepreneurs and leading companies to collaborate on reshaping the global economy.

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Sustainable Brands Announces Full Conference Program for SB’17 Detroit
Sustainable Brands Announces Full Conference Program for SB’17 Detroit

4 years ago - SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2017 –  Sustainable Brands® recently announced full program details for SB’17 Detroit, running May 22-25 at the Cobo Center in downtown Detroit. The conference will convene more than 2,000 senior executives, top brand strategists and leading sustainability practitioners to discover how brands can position themselves for success against a backdrop of changing societal needs. 

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